Practice Question: Design Snow Load on Roof

NCEES Civil PE Specification Analysis of Structures–Loads and Load Applications: Snow Loads


The depicted structure in the figure is situated within a flat, expansive terrain, subject to a specified ground snow load of 19 psf. The task entails calculating the design snow load on the roof, characterized by a 3% slope.

This calculation necessitates accounting for the exposure factor, slope factor, thermal factor, and importance factor, all of which are assumed to be unity.

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