Under ASCE 7-98 Load Applications 2.4 and 2.4.3 (pg5,6) and Commentary C2.4.3 (pg 221). Is it correct in applying 1/3 Allowable Stress Increase (ASD Steel Design) to the load combination: Dead Load + 3/4(Snow load + Wind Load)?
The Comnmentary clearly cautions against double reduction, but it also provides that if the reduced (3/4) loads are transient they double reduction is acceptable? Am I reading this correctly?
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