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Better yet, understand, don’t be in doubt.  Conservatism is overrated; it can give you unjustified confidence while you completely overlook something important.


Nels Roselund, SE

South San Gabriel, CA


From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 8:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Wind Load Edge Distances


When in doubt, design conservatively.


Wesley Werner <wwerner(--nospam--at)> wrote:



    I am designing the dock area of a freezer building. The main part of the building is supported by racks and is 10' higher than dock area. There are docks on two sides of the building in an L configuration. I am wondering what my edge distances should be for wind uplift on the dock roof. If I treat the dock as a separate building I end up with 60'x488' building, and the edge distance is about 8 feet based on the building height. If I take the entire building dimensions, I have 488'x700' building , and the edge distances become over 19'. Has anyone dealt with this situation before? What did you do? Do you have any references for this situation?


Wesley C. Werner



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