Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 3): Derivation of imposed loads

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 3): Derivation of imposed loads

The Structural Engineer
Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 3): Derivation of imposed loads
Date published

1 February 2012

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1 February 2012

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Imposed load is defined as the load that is applied to the structure that is not permanent and can be variable. In Eurocode phraseology, it is described as a 'quasi-permanent variable action'. Please be aware that this note does not cover lateral loads onto barriers, balustrades and axle loads from vehicles. These will be covered in a forthcoming note.

(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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