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Re: Are Roof Top Units considered Dead or Live Loads?

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I do not believe there is any code guidance on what to actually use for the re-roofing weight.  What I have seen is that the engineer at the beginning of their calcs adds up the various layers as provided by the architect for a particular roof system to come up with the roof dead load then takes the top few layers as the additional re-roof weight.  As mentioned previous it typically ranges from 3 to 5 psf.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.


01/04/2005 01:10 PM

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Re: Are Roof Top Units considered Dead or Live Loads?

In a message dated 1/4/2005 3:54:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, THunt(--nospam--at) writes:
Including one re-roofing weight is required for DSA projects in California (CBC 1607A.4.1).
What is typically used as a re-roofing weight? Is there a minimum allowable re-roofing weight?
I will also note that at least in post-tensioned concrete design, a small increase in the uniform load seldom changes the design.  That same total weight as a concentrated load can have a significant impact, however.
Gail Kelley