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It don't matter what no MODEL building code says. What counts is what the 
actual LEGAL building code says.

And the Building Official is the Law West of the Pecos.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


> On Dec 22, 2014, at 3:59 PM, nma <nma(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> Scott:
> Your checking with the building department was a good move.  We had a 
> project in North Dakota and the contract said to use ASCE 7-05 (current 
> at that time), but the contract also said that we had to verify all of our 
> loads.  When I checked with the local building official, the ice load was 
> 3" T thick; we already had a snow load of 35 psf, but the Corp of Engrs 
> dinged me because ASCE 7 said .5" of ice.  We didn't change our design for 
> them. Neil Moore, PE, SE 
>> On 12/22/2014 1:06 PM, Scott Maxwell wrote:
>> I did finally talk to someone at the building department.  He said use 
>> the 41 psf. So, 41 psf it is.
>> Regards,
>> Scott
>>> On Dec 22, 2014, at 12:03 PM, Scott Maxwell<smaxwell(--nospam--at)>  wrote:
>>> Yeah, I found the 25 psf from that same website.  Not sure how trustworthy 
>>> it is. When I called the building department, the front line person 
>>> answering the phone had no idea what I was asking about and had to pass 

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