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Table 1-2. Guidance Documents Summary.
Welding Guidance for Buildings
Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade
Subjected to Heavy Loads
Design and Construction of
Reinforced Ribbed Mat Slabs
Structural Considerations for metal
Metal Building Systems
Table 1-3. Commentary Documents Summary.
Seismic Review Procedures for
Existing Military Buildings
Commentary on Snow Loads
Commentary on Roofing Systems
1-5. ALTERNATIVE AND SPECIAL DESIGNS. Deviation from these criteria, where a valid
need exists or an alternative solution is more desirable, may be accepted subject to approval.
Requirements for alternative and special designs are described in Chapter 13.
1-6. DESIGN LOADS. Dead load (D), loads due to fluids (F), flood loads (Fa), loads due to
soil and water in soil (H), live loads (L) , roof live load (Lr), and rain load ( R) are to be based on
the requirements of ASCE 7. Snow and wind loads are also based on the requirements of
ASCE 7, except as indicated in TI 809-01, "Load Assumptions for Buildings," for Army and Air
Force buildings, and in ITG (Interim Technical Guidance) "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings