From: Scott E Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 10:51:11 -0400 (EDT)
I have done a project up in Houghton, MI for Michigan Tech. This is still
quite a ways from International Falls, but will give you a little more to
go on. We used a ground snow of 70 psf, if I remember correctly. I think
we ended up with about 55 psf for a roof snow load based upon exposure,
Hope this helps.
Scott Maxwell, PE, SE
On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Fountain Conner wrote:
> 'Just got a call from a client who is writing an equipment spec for a job
> near Kenora (sp), Canada. He says it's just north of International Falls,
> I know the local building official is the place to check, but can one of
> you give me a handle on something he can use for his preliminaries.
> I'm guessing somewhere between 50 and 70 psf.
> Just as a chuckle... He left word on my answering machine and asked if I
> thought it could be as high as 20 psf. I know what he's doing. His
> equipment housing is normally designed for a roof live load of 20 psf.
> Boy, is he going to be surprised!
> Thanx, guys,
> Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
> Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
> P.S. We don't *do* snow down here.