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Tom,

The walls we did at Sierra Star had ground snow + drift in accordance with
16-A.

Bill Nelson,

PS   Say Hi to Bill for me.


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Schaniel <tschaniel(--nospam--at)QNET.COM>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 4:27 PM
Subject: Retaining Wall Surcharge in Snow Country


> Does anyone out there who does snow country design have any opinions on
what
> to use for a surcharge on retaining walls.  Would you use the ground snow
> weight, or some other number.  For example we have tables that say to use
> 100 psf surcharge for garages and parking areas, and 200 psf surcharges
for
> highways.  In areas with a 300 psf ground snow weight it seems out of line
> to be using this number directly and getting tougher retaining walls then
> would be used at a highway.  We'd appreciate any thoughts or recommended
> references.
>
> Tom Schaniel
> BILL JENKINS ASSOCIATES
> Mammoth Lakes, CA
>
>
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