BSI - BS EN 1991-1-3
Eurocode 1 Actions on structures Part 1-3: General actions Snow loads
|Publication Date:||24 July 2003|
|ICS Code (Technical aspects):||91.010.30|
|ICS Code (Structures of buildings in general):||91.080.01|
EN 1991-1-3 gives guidance to determine the values of loads due to snow to be used for the structural design of buildings and civil engineering works.
This Part does not apply for sites at altitudes above 1 500 m, unless otherwise specified.
NOTE 1: Advice for the treatment of snow loads for altitudes above 1 500 m may be found in the National Annex.
This Part does not give guidance on specialist aspects of snow loading, for example:
- impact snow loads resulting from snow sliding off or falling from a higher roof;
- the additional wind loads which could result from changes in shape or size of the construction works due to the presence of snow or the accretion of ice;
- loads in areas where snow is present all year round;
- ice loading;
- lateral loading due to snow (e.g. lateral loads exerted by drifts);
- snow loads on bridges.