Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
1 January 2012
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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'.
An introduction to the core design concepts found within current UK codes of practice.
An introduction to the series from the Institution's former Director: Engineering and Technical Services, Sarah Fray.
Imposed loads (quasi-permanent variable actions) are defined as loads that are applied to the structure. Updated October 2016.