Reliability-Targeted Snow Loads for Roof Design

Two papers about reliability-targeted snow loads for roof design are forthcoming in the Journal of Structural Engineering. These cover approaches to determining ground snow loads where historical record is limited and topography is complex, and methods to ensure that roof reliability is consistent across different geographical contexts.  

(A complete version of both papers with figures embedded will be available shortly). 

 Ratio of the computed reliability-targeted ground snow load to the 50-year ground snow load at 327 sites in Colorado.

Ratio of the computed reliability-targeted ground snow load to the 50-year ground snow load at 327 sites in Colorado.