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Thanks Paul for the clarification.


Yes, we have considered the landscaping weight in our design.  


Hope all is well with you. are you going to the ARCE 60th year banquet on the 1st?  If you are, I will see you there.




From: Paul Feather [mailto:PFeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Roof Gardens Live load




If there are accessible areas the minimum live load is 100; but be really careful since even in an inaccessible area the landscaping weight can be much higher than 100 psf.  300 psf would be more likely.


From: Marlou Rodriguez [mailto:mbrodrig(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:49 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Roof Gardens Live load


We do several jobs were we have live roofs (roofs with a gardens, not necessary accessible after construction).  Based on ASCE 7-05 table 4-1, the live load should be designed for 100 psf.  Can anyone clarify if this is only for roofs with gardens that is accessible. 


Any help would be great.