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Re: Wind Load in Commercial and Residential designs

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practice of design in the industry, I learned that the truss above 40 feet clear span for a residential building, we need to design as with commercial loading. Also I learned that such a truss can be designed without wind load. That means design a truss with commercial loading and without wind. in both the NBCC and the OBC require that > 40'... Part 4 and takes it out of the residential and small building part of the code (Part 9).

Dik Coates, P.Eng
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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