TITLE

An Improved Approach to Gravity Overloads

AUTHOR(S)
Pote, Joe
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Construction Specifier;Oct2013, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the utilization of tension-controlled open-web steel joists in roof designs. Particular focus is given to an article from the January 2013 issue of “Structure Magazine” that deals with snow accumulation-related roof collapses. Additional reasons for roof collapses including improper roof maintenance, the addition of load as a result of post-construction installation of solar panels and other building additions are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
91986680

 

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