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Title: RE: Snow Density -FYI

Not only was density/unit weight greater than BOCA but drift heights were well beyond anything that one would imagine.

D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants
200 State Highway Nine
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-577-9000 (Ext. 1275)
732 -431-9428 (Fax)
mstuart(--nospam--at)schoordepalma.com

-----Original Message-----
From: ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:34 PM
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Subject: Re: Snow Density -FYI

> From: "Stuart, Matthew" <mStuart(--nospam--at)schoordepalma.com>
> Recent snow densities in central New Jersey were documented at some roof
> failures at approximately 27 PCF or about 50% greater than what you would
> have expected based on the standard BOCA drift calculations.

Was the overall load greater than the BOCA load?

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Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project/International
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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