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Brian,
 
The commentary to the IBC states that the weights of all partitions are to considered as dead loads.  I think this "nixs" it as a candidate for live load reduction.
 
Robert Rogers, PE
 
-----Original Message-----
From: brian stanley [mailto:bstanley(--nospam--at)morabitoconsultants.com]
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 10:30 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: partition load

IBC 2000 clearly states that if the design live load is less than 80psf for an office building and the partition layout is unknown, a partition live load of 20psf shall be included.  Can this 20psf partition live load be reduced (liveload reduction)?

Brian Stanley, P.E.
Baltimore, Md