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I usually include partition loading in my summation of dead loads.  I
notice the IBC has partition loading under live loads.  I assume it has
always been that way and I never noticed.  Because partitions are a live
load I see no reason for not including them in the live lad reduction
formulas.  I never did that in the past.  Is that common among most
engineers to include partition loading in the live load reduction. 
Partition loading is 20 psf which is a large amount if wood studs or
metal wall framing is used.  It is not unreasonable I guess if masonry
partitions are used.



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