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Dead Load.
Farzin S. Rahbar, SE
Vice President
David C. Weiss Structural Engineer & Associates, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Vakiener <avakiener(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Wed, Sep 15, 2010 7:31 am
Subject: Re: Collateral - Dead or Live?

I consider it to be a dead load.  All of the Metal Building Manufacturers that I have dealt with do the same.

Adam Vakiener, P.E.
Structural Engineer
Southern A & E, LLC

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 6:48 AM, Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)> wrote:
                Poll: If you use the term collateral load or if it is used on some of your projects, do you consider it a dead load or a live load?
        Thank you,
        Jim Getaz