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ASCE 7-16 Snow Load Provisions

by Michael O’Rourke, Ph.D., P.E.

July 25, 2019; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

This web seminar presents a 17-step procedure for determination of roof snow loads in accordance with ASCE 7-16 provisions. The step-by-step procedure covers balanced, unbalanced, minimum, drift, sliding and partial snow loads, as well as rain-on-snow and ice dam surcharge loads. The web seminar will concentrate on the proper application of the provisions – the “what and how”. The theory (the “why”) will be discussed briefly. Roof geometries specifically covered by the ASCE 7 provisions will be discussed and an example will be presented. Additionally there will be three Q & A periods.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Michael O’Rourke, Ph.D., P.E., received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. O’Rourke has been a member of the ASCE 7 Snow and Rain Loads Committee from 1997 to 2017 and has been chair since 1997. He is the author of ASCE's publication: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10, and the co-author of Snow Loads on Solar Paneled Roofs. He has been on the faculty in the Civil Engineering department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 43 years and has been involved in snow load research sponsored by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, the National Bureau of Standards, the National Science Foundation, and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, among others. This research work has resulted in publication of roughly three dozen snow load papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.

All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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