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Recalling from my youth, snow drifts always built up on the windward side of 
snow fences, not the lee side.  I guess that if your wind blew always toward 
the high part of the building and the low part was always sheltered, you 
could use the sheltering factor.


A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Jim Kestner wrote:

. > When calculating snow drift, should the sheltered Ce factor (per IBC Table
. > 1608.3.1) be used since the higher roof always will provide a sheltering
. > effect?

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