Synopses & Reviews
Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10 provides a detailed and authoritative interpretation of the snow load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10. With clear, concise language, Snow Loads illustrates the key concepts and guides for applying the provisions to the design of new and existing structures that could collect falling or drifting snow. Like its predecessors that accompanied earlier editions of the Standard, this new book includes examples of flat roof loads, sloped roof loads, partial loads, and all types of conventional drift loading. New material includes design examples for leeward drift and sliding loads on adjacent structures and an improved discussion of bays susceptible to ponding loads. The Frequently Asked Questions chapter contains six new discussions.
Snow Loads is an essential supplement to ASCE/SEI Standard 7 for all engineers, architects, and construction professionals who work on projects in regions subject to snow.
About the Author
Michael O'Rourke, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he teaches and pursues snow load research. He has been chair of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Snow and Rain Loads since 1997. He is also the author of guides to the snow load provisions of ASCE 7-05 and 7-02.