Snow load

snow load

[′snō ‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
The unit weight factor considered in the design of a flat or pitched roof for the probable amount of snow lying upon it.

Snow load

The superimposed load assumed to result from severe snowfalls in any particular region.

snow load

The live load due to the weight of snow on a roof; included in design calculations.
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The boy was killed on Thursday by a falling tree in Aying that collapsed under the heavy snow load, police reported.
In the winter, strong winds, cold temperatures, snow and rain have the potential to cause serious hazards for workers in the industry, both regarding disruption to current building projects and possible damage to existing buildings that may not meet current wind and snow load standards.
The starting point was a structure with a sloping roof that could shoulder snow load, much like ski chalets sited above the treeline.
It is also certified to withstand wind load (2400 Pascal) and snow load (5400 Pascal), high salt mist and ammonia resistance certified by TUV NORD.
About RoofConnect: As the largest national commercial roofing services provider, RoofConnect specializes in complete roof management services from annual roof maintenance, emergency leak response, coordinated disaster planning and disaster response, snow load management and removal, reroof/roof restoration to roof top environmental solutions.
Ultimately, the groups as well as the legislators on the committee agreed that the bill specifically needed to make it legal for cities and counties to specify characteristics such as snow load and fire safety.
House Logic also says that homeowners can tell if the snow load on the roof is too much by paying attention to interior doors.
According to the loading characteristics and the actual working conditions of the load-carrying girder of a certain type of electrostatic precipitator, the load acted on the girder could be transformed into 4 types: static load, live load, snow load, and temperature load.
The minimum design snow load on a roof was designed according to the 1980 National Building Code by multiplying the specified snow load on the ground by the appropriate snow load coefficient applicable to the particular roof area considered (NRC 1980).
Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16
is wind resistant up to 62km/h, has a snow load capacity of up to 40kg (that's about 15cm depth) and can withstand temperatures from -20degC to +60degC.