Use our ASCE Ground Snow Loads map to easily obtain the ground snow load (Figure 7-1 of ASCE 7-10) for any location in the contiguous United States. You can click on the map below to determine the design ground snow load, latitude and longitude and elevation for that location. Non-shaded (CS) areas require site-specific Case Studies to establish ground snow loads.
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GroundSnowByZip is a tool for Architects, Engineers and Builders to easily determine the ground snow load (Figure 7-1 (Table 7-1 for Alaska) of ASCE 7-05) for any location in the continental United States.To determine the design ground snow load, fill in the address below. You only need to fill in either the city and state or the zip code.
In areas of the state outside of certified local government jurisdictions, the design snow load shall be based on the ground snow loads developed in "Snow Loads for Structural Design in Montana", authored by F.F. Videon and J.P. Schilke, Civil & Agricultural Engineering, Montana State University, August 1989. The minimum design roof snow load ...
New York Ground Snow Loads TM. Use our New York Ground Snow Loads map to easily determine the ground snow load (2010 Building Code of New York State: Chapter 16 Section 1608) for any location in the State of New York. You can click on the map below to find the design ground snow load for that location.
Maps of ground snow loads in IBC and in ASCE 7 indicate a 2 percent probability of the indicated load being equaled or exceeded in any given year. Ground snow loads do not discount that actual snow loads may exceed them, only that the risk of snow-load-induced failure is reduced to an acceptably low level.
An interactive map that allows users to enter a location and receive the elevation and snow load for that spot. An extension of the report and a map related to the 1986 report by Ronald Sack and A. Sheikh-Taheria on the Ground and Roof Snow Loads for Idaho.
A digital exhibit of a report and a map related to the 1986 report by Ronald Sack and A. Sheikh-Taheria on the Ground and Roof Snow Loads for Idaho.
The ground snow load values on the map are based on extrapolation, and are not recommended for design. See the Map Usage Notes for the regions that require a site-specific case study. It is recommended that the local building official having jurisdiction at the site be consulted for minimum design ground snow or roof snow loads.
Ground snow loads for sites at elevations above the limits indicated in Figure 1608.2 and for all sites within the CS areas shall be approved. Ground snow load determination for such sites shall be based on an extreme value statistical analysis of data available in the vicinity of the site