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Thanks to all and especially Himanshu- ACI 318-11 is very clear in the 
commentary for the definition of "LOAD" that service loads are unfactored. 
(See page 35 commentary).

Larry Hauer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Himanshu Goyal <anshuagoel(--nospam--at)>
> Sent: Jun 12, 2014 1:21 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Definition of "Service" Loads
> Service load definition is given in section 2.2 of ACI 318 amongst other
> codes and references. Almost all are unanimous in the definition that these 
> are loads (unfactored) required by building codes to meet serviceability
> provisions - like for example deflection - therefore service loads are 
> dead and live generally. For water retaining structures, for example, it 
> may include hydrostatic load and so on.
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 2:54 PM, <lrhauer(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>> To All,
>> This subject has most likely already been discussed, but what is the
>> definition
>> of "Service" loads? Sevral software programs I use imply that it is a
>> "factored" load. In othrwords for seismic application, the WSD load divided 

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