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  BU612 Load Paths

Buildings must be designed to withstand a variety of loads that are imposed both vertically and horizontally. BU612 image.JPG

This bulletin defines a load path, describes the loads imposed on framed buildings and explains how loads are transferred through the building via load paths.

It describes the design requirements to ensure effective load paths are created.

This bulletin covers: 

  • Loads of buildings
  • Load paths
  • Wind loads
  • Load transference
  • Designing load paths
  • Specific design required