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SECTION 1606 - REDUCTION OF LIVE LOADS

The design live load determined using the unit live loads as set forth in Table 16-A for floors and Table 16-C, Method 2, for roofs may be reduced on any member supporting more than 150 square feet (13.94 ), including flat slabs, except for floors in places of public assembly and for live loads greater than 100 pounds per square foot (4.79 kN/), in accordance with the following formula:

(6-1)
For SI:

The reduction shall not exceed 40 percent for members receiving load from one level only, 60 percent for other members, or R as determined by the following formula:

(6-2)

WHERE:

A = area of floor or roof supported by the member, square feet ().

D = dead load per square foot () of area supported by the member.

L = unit live load per square foot () of area supported by the member.

R = reduction in percentage.

r = rate of reduction equal to 0.08 percent for floors. See Table 16-C for roofs.

For storage live loads exceeding 100 pounds per square foot (4.79 kN/), no reduction shall be made, except that design live loads on columns may be reduced 20 percent.

The live load reduction shall not exceed 40 percent in garages for the storage of private pleasure cars having a capacity of not more than nine passengers per vehicle.

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