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The IBC uses ASCE 7 for all the loads and only jumps in where it wants to take exception to or add to ASCE 7.  If the IBC does not add or change the ice load requirements then you need to follow what ever is in ASCE 7.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.

"Jim Lutz" <Jim.Lutz(--nospam--at)>
02/25/2009 08:45 AM
Please respond to seaint
ASCE-7 Ice Loads

Am I missing something, or does the 2006 IBC say nothing about ice loads? Sometimes Chapter 16 refers to ASCE 7 as the source for load determination and sometimes it doesn’t. If ice loads are important enough to be in ASCE 7, why aren’t they in the IBC?

Jim Lutz, PE, SE

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