Deep Snow at Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island : Implications for the NBC

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 725
Physical description45 p.
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AbstractThis paper presents results of the 1980-1992 survey of snow loads and densities on roofs in the deep snow areas of Mount Washington near Comox/Courtenay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia At the ski village, as calculated from survey data, the 30-year return ground snow load is about 21 kP'a (435 psf at 1175 metres above sea-level. Recommendations are made for the design of buildings at Mt. Washington and the management of heavy snow on roofs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7266
NPARC number20337935
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Record created2012-07-19
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