ASCE 7 Reduced Live Load Factor

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My live load is less than or equal to 100 psf. How do I consider the reduced load factor in the ASCE 7 load combinations?

Answer

Under the Load Cases, select the Additional Settings tab, and activate the “Live load is less than or equal to 100 psf” option (Image 1).

Next, select the Design Situations tab and Edit Combination Wizard. Activate the “Exception 1 according to 2.3.1” option under the Standard Options (Image 2).

Under the Load Combinations tab, the 0.5 load factor are listed in the applicable COs (Image 3).

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