Author: S. Fray (Institution of Structural Engineers)
1 January 2012
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S. Fray (Institution of Structural Engineers)
Dead loads (permanent actions) are defined as the weight of static materials contained with a structure. This includes the self weight of the structure as well as the fixed materials it is supporting.
An introduction to the core design concepts found within current UK codes of practice.
There are several variations and conditions the designer must be aware of when determining snow loads onto structures. Based on Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures Part 1-3; General Actions – Snow Loads this note draws on the UK National Annex as it makes reference to projected snow falls that are typical in the UK. Updated October 2016.