I am trying to correlate results from my Robot software with the Canadian
code. The Canadian equivalent has not been released yet. The results in
this case are from ACI 318/95. My questions are as follows:
Are loads LRFD, and what are the live and dead load factors.
In terms of strength calcs what are the material reducton factors used.
I am using the slab or shell element RC design feature.
Canadian code would use:
live load X 1.5
dead load x 1.25
If live reversible then dead x 0.85
concrete strength x 0.6
rebar X 0.85
David Handy, P.Eng