Climatic for Kenora
Ss = 2.1 Kpa (44 psf) with additional Sr = 0.3 Kpa (6.5 psf)
Ss is ground snow therefore normal roof load for design would be
S=Ss(Cb x Cw x Cs x Ca) + Sr
S = (44)(0.8 x 1 x 1 x 1) + 6.5 = 41.7 psf
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fountain Conner" <fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 6:30 AM
Subject: Canada Snow Load
> '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.