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RE: Freezer Building Roof Snow Load

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Use the non-factored minimum local ground snow load for your flat roof
snow load.

D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB
Senior Project Manager
Structural Department
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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Mallett [mailto:steve(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:43 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Freezer Building Roof Snow Load

We are preparing design for a freezer building. I am aware of a freezer
building that had a roof collapse due to excess snow load about 20 years
in our region. During the investigation process, it was determined that
snow load was considerably more than the code design load.

I am looking for references that provide guidance in determining the
snow load for a "super insulated" roof of a freezer building.

Steve Mallett
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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