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Structural Loads

July 15, 2011
In any building you design there are different types of  loads that are conspiring against you. These loads must be accounted for ans counteracted of your building may not be around for very long. In order to take these loads into account, the structural engineer must consult the applicable code. Live loads – Live loads are loads that change over time like the weight of furniture and people.
Dead loads – Dead loads are constant like the weight of the structure it’s self, and any fixed objects or equipment.
Point loads Point loads are loads that are specific to a point in the building, say a roof top unit.
Wind loads – Wind loads is the force that is exerted on a building by the wind.

Earthquake loads – Earth quake loads anticipate the likelihood of an earthquake in the vicinity of the building.Up next Lateral loads

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