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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 DEAD LOADS, SOIL LOADS, AND HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE 3.1 DEAD LOADS 3.1.1 Definition. Dead loads consist of the weight of all ma- terials of construction incorporated into the building including, but not limited to, walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairways, built- in partitions, finishes, cladding, and other similarly incorporated architectural and structural items, and fixed service equipment including the weight of cranes. 3.1.2 Weights of Materials and Constructions. In determining dead loads for purposes of design, the actual weights of materi- als and constructions shall be used provided that in the absence of definite information, values approved by the authority having jurisdiction shall be used. 3.1.3 Weight of Fixed Service Equipment. In determining dead loads for purposes of design, the weight of fixed service equip- ment, such as plumbing stacks and risers, electrical feeders, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems shall be included. 3.2 SOIL LOADS AND HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE 3.2.1 Lateral Pressures. In the design of structures below grade, provision shall be made for the lateral pressure of adjacent soil. Ifprovision shall be made for the lateral pressure of adjacent soil....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CAE 303 taught by Professor Shen during the Fall '08 term at Illinois Tech.
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