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"Transient" loads are any non-permanent loads (Wind, Seismic, Live, Roof,
but not Dead Load). This means, for example, that the Load Combination
given by Formula 16-9 of Section 1605.3.1 becomes:

   D + 0.75L + 0.75(Lr or S or R)

but if there is no Roof Load it is

   D + L

or if there is no Live Load it is

   D + (Lr or S or R).

You have to check all three combinations.

The 0.75 factor can only be used if there are multiple transient loads
simultaneously applied. It is to account for the lower probability that the
peak values of those loads will occur simultaneously.
Allen Adams, S.E.
RAM International

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Jim Kestner [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Wednesday, October 02, 2002 9:47 AM
Subject:	IBC 2000

Section 1605.3.1.1 Load reduction allows a reduction of the combined effect
of two or more transient loads. ASCE 7-98 omits the word "transient".

Does "transient" mean short term load such as Wind and Earthquake only or
does is it meant to include various forms of Live Load also?

I cannot find any definition of "transient" in the code.

Jim K.

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