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Technical Guidance Note: Derivation of dead loads

Dead load is defined as the weight of static materials contained with a structure. This includes the self weight of the structure as well as the materials it is supporting that are fixed to it. Within Eurocode 1 it is defined as a 'Permanent Action'.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers