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Re: ASCE 07-2005 Unbalanced Snow

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Unbalanced snow?  In Victoria BC Canada?!!!  Not since 1996 have we seen such an event, but last night I was shoveling my deck (it's in need of TLC) and my railings and roof have at least 9" and rising of the stuff ... oh wow!  What is it called again?  sssnnnoooowwww?  But we are men!  We go out in all sorts of weather to keep industry running and bring home the bacon.
 
:^)))))))))

Thor Tandy P.Eng MIStructE
Victoria, BC
Canada
vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net
 
----- Original Message -----
To: SEAINT
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:39 AM
Subject: ASCE 07-2005 Unbalanced Snow

ASCE 07 has changed the unbalanced snow load requirements yet again.  The snow load profile places the maximum unbalanced load at the ridge.  As someone who has spent a fair amount of time in snow country, I don't think I have ever seen that load pattern.  The commentary indicates there are "studies" available to document this pattern but doesn't cite any references.  Does anyone know those references or studies?

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT