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NCSEA/SEAOC Webinar Solar PV: Seismic and Gravity Load Considerations and Solar Carport
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NCSEA/SEAOC Webinar Solar PV: Seismic and Gravity Load Considerations and Solar Carport

5/12/2020
When: May 12, 2020
10:00 AM PDT
Where: United States
Contact: NCSEA

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Presented by John Wolfe, SE, Gwen Searer, PE, SE, and Shaun Walters, PE, SE - this DE14 presentation will review the seismic requirements for design of a low-profile, unattached solar PV system on a low-slope roof. The session will also introduce SEAOC PV-1: Structural Seismic Requirements and Commentary for Rooftop Solar PV Arrays, including provisions adopted by ASCE 7. The DE15 presentation will show how gravity loads should be addressed in the design of structures that support roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels. Gravity loads associated with PV panels are more complicated than they might seem, particularly with respect to existing buildings.

Best practices and recommendations for dealing with gravity loads will be discussed, as will the associated upgrade triggers in the International Existing Building Code. The DE16 presentation shows the application of ASCE 7-16 and 2018 IBC to an open-grid carport structure supporting a photovoltaic (PV) panel system. This presentation will briefly cover Wind Design Forces (MWFRS), Combinations of Loads (MWFRS), Design Requirements for MWFRS, Wind Design Forces (C&C), Combinations of Loads (C&C) plus additional considerations.

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