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Reduction for what?  Roof slope reduction is in section 1614, unless Appendix chapter 16 has been adopted.  Reduction for inclusion in seismic weight is allowed by Section 1612.3.2 Exception 2.  I have heard of snow load reduction based on tributary area being proposed, but I think that reducing snow load based on tributary area is a faulty concept, and should not be done.
 
Don't forget about drift loads.
 
Conrad Guymon, P.E.
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Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 1:34 PM
Subject: Reduction of Snow Load?

 Can I use The UBC - Section 1607.5 to determine the reduction of snow load? 



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