Dead loads comprise the weight of all permanent construction, including walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairways and fixed service equipment, plus the net effect of prestressing.
Weight Of Materials And Constructions. In estimating dead loads for purposes of design, the actual weights of materials and constructions shall be used, provided that in the absence of definite information, values satisfactory to the building commissioner are assumed.
American National Standard. Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other structures, A.N.S.I. A58.1 – 1982, Appendix Tables A1 and A2, may be referenced for information on dead loads.
Weight Of Fixed Service Equipment. In estimating dead loads for purposes of design, the weight of fixed service equipment, such as plumbing stacks and risers, electrical feeders, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, shall be included whenever such equipment is supported by structural members.
(Prior code § 68-2.1; Added Coun. J. 11-29-89, p. 8387; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-83, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-03, p. 104990, § 20; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1)