Accession Number : AD0675598

Title :   SNOW LOADS ON ROOFS.

Descriptive Note : Canadian building digest,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Peter,B. ; Schriever,W. R.

Report Date : JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Snow loads on roofs vary widely according to geographical location (climate), site exposure, and shape of the roof. In considering snow loads on roofs, Canada can be divided into four major regions. Structural designers are well aware of the influence of snow loads on the design of buildings as in many cases they constitute the largest design load for the roof system. A careful assessment of the snow load is required, therefore, to avoid both unnecessary construction costs and undue risk of failure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROOFS, LOADS(FORCES)), SNOW, CLIMATE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, STORMS, ICE, DRAINAGE, SOLAR RADIATION, HEAT, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), DAMAGE, CANADA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE