Measurements of snow and wind loads on full-scale buildings for improved design

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ConferencePreprint Papers - 6th CIB Congress, The Impact of Research on the Built Environment: 03 October 1974, Budapest, Hungary
Pages528532; # of pages: 5
SubjectRoofing; snow loads; wind loads; structural design; roofs; high rise buildings; limit state method; Snow and Ice loads; Wind loads
AbstractIn many countries structural design procedures are undergoing changes toward recognition of "limit states", e. g., excessive deformation, unserviceability, collapse. The application of this philosophy has two prerequisites: first, design loads and material properties must be defined on a more realistic (probabilistic) basis; second, design safety rules and factors must be related more closely to risk and consequences of failure. The Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada, in recognition of these trends, has carried out extensive field observations and studies of loads, particularly snow loads on roofs and wind pressures and suctions on walls of high- rise buildings. The paper describes briefly the major features of this work, including observation methods and some of the results.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14749
NPARC number20374707
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