Korean local codes are published and maintained by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation(MOCT).
Except seismic related, design procedures for all of the environmental loads such as snow, wind and frost shall be in agreement with the local codes.
The code may be called "Korean Building Code" rather than "Korean Standard".
Regarding the seismic design, a separate special code was published by MOCT in 1996.
This code had been developed referring to ASCE 4-86 and UBC.
Design procedures against wind is quite similar to ANSI A 58.1(1982). ASCE 7 -88, 95 and 98 are not applicable.
For snow, ground snow load is not specified. Area(local area) based accumulated snow depth is provided, but equivalent snow load is to be determined by
But, unfortunately English version is not available yet.
Kim, Young Ho, P.E
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Glen.Pappas(--nospam--at)dtra.mil>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 9:55 PM
> Subject: RE: Seoul Factory
> > A colleague of my is not only from Korea but did design work there before
> > moving to US. He says there is only one code that's used in Korea & he
> > THINKS it's called "Korean Standard."
> > Glen Pappas, P.E.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dir: David Carolan [mailto:david_carolan(--nospam--at)ttw.net.au]
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 5:53 PM
> > > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > > Subject: Seoul Factory
> > >
> > > We're about to commence design on a food processing facility in Seoul,
> > > Korea. Can anyone help with information on local codes, wind, snow and
> > > seismic loads?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > David Carolan
> > >
> > > Taylor Thomson Whitting
> > > 48 Chandos St
> > > St Leonards, NSW 2065
> > > Australia
> > > Phone : +612 9439 7288
> > > Fax : +612 9475 1104
> > > Email : david_carolan(--nospam--at)ttw.net.au
> > >