Design Load Factors – CANADA

  • Roof or ground snow load, as applicable, and exposure
  • Rain load
  • Collateral load
  • Wind pressure
  • Internal pressure (enclosed, partially open or open)
  • Seismic values
  • Building use category (normal occupancy, assembly, storage, essential or agricultural)
  • Crane data, if applicable, including crane class
  • Terrain characteristics
  • Roof top unit data
  • Mezzanine data
  • Importance factor
  • Post-disaster design requirement
  • High occupancy design requirement

Design Load Factors – UNITED STATES

  • Live load
  • Roof or ground snow load, as applicable, and exposure
  • Collateral load
  • Wind speed and exposure
  • Seismic values
  • Building use category (normal occupancy, high occupancy, essential or agricultural)
  • Crane data, if applicable, including crane class
  • Terrain characteristics
  • Roof top unit data
  • Mezzanine data
  • Importance factor