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Neil Moore wrote:

Actually the snow load isn't published in the code per se; you do have to contact the building department.

Neil Moorre, S.E.

Sorry for the misunderstanding - this is what I was trying to say. The EOR is responsible for what is published, but in areas where there are changes that are incorporated in a municipal revision (such as the City of La Quinta Municipal code) then the snow load should be made available with all other changes that city adopted. If not, the the city should make the information available when asked.
The point being that if they did not publish the information in their local municipal code or have it available for any engineer who is designing then it does border on incompetence.

I guess I was incompetent for writing my response up so it was not clearly understood ;-)

Best Regards,

Dennis S. Wish, PE
California Professional Engineer
Structural Engineering Consultant


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