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I am investigating the wind loads imposed on a standing seam metal roof
system that is attached to plywood substrate, which is connected to the
structural metal roof decking.  I am considering the standing seam metal
roof as a component and cladding per section of ASCE7-02 where
the building height is less than 60 ft.  In reviewing Eq. 6-22, it seems
that GCpi should be zero since the standing seam roofing will not be
subjected to any internal pressures since the deck below, which resists the
internal pressures, supports it.  Is my assumption of Gcpi = 0 correct?

John Peterson, E.I.T.
HCDA Engineering, Inc.
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