Author: S. Fray (Institution of Structural Engineers)
1 January 2012
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S. Fray (Institution of Structural Engineers)
An introduction to the core design concepts found within current UK codes of practice.
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.
This note describes the basic knowledge required to read structural drawings.