The following 6‐storey (5 elevated floor and roof) concrete office building is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where the soil condition is site class B. The lateral force resisting system is ductile concrete shear walls with Rd = 3.5 and Ro = 1.6. The storey height is 4 meters. Please determine:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) Dead load of typical floor and roof based on the provided sections.

(b) Live load of typical floor and roof based on the intended usage.

(c) Earthquake load, both base shear and floor‐by‐floor shear, assuming seismic weight is

100% of dead and live loads. Include cladding loads, and neglect self‐weight of columns

and shear walls.

(d) All load combinations needed for design including snow,rain,and wind.

Can anyone suggest me on where to start? I am kind of stuck on how you break down step by step. This is much more complicated than the problems presented in Structural Analysis by RC Hibeller.

The cross sections for the roofs and ceiling are given below. However, I am not too sure what the bigger drawing is. Maybe anyone can help me point out?

THANKS!

K

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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