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RE: ASCE-7 Ice Loads

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The focus on the IBC is "buildings" as the title implies.  Nonbuilding structures are the red headed step child forced upon the IBC.  The EIA/TIA 222G is a different story.  If you want some guidance on seismic or wind in combination with ice, the 222G is the place to go. 
That said, the 222G is a pricey document. 

Regards, Harold Sprague


Subject: ASCE-7 Ice Loads
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:45:01 -0800
From: Jim.Lutz(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

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 doesnt. If ice loads are important enough to be in ASCE 7, why arent they in the IBC?

Jim Lutz, PE, SE

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