Snow Loads Research

SEAAK is partnering with the UAA School of Engineering to research snow loads in the State of Alaska.

Structural engineers rely on published ground snow load values to calculate the forces for which their structures must be designed.  Outside the major cities in Alaska, these load values were most recently published in 1994, almost 20 years ago.  In many locations, no values exist at all.

Our research project will compile snow depth and weight data  from various recording agencies in order to provide ground snow load values for all of Alaskan.  Accurate snow data will enhance building safety and allow construction cost savings.

For more information, follow the link below for the full text of the research proposal.


SEAAK is raising funds in order to support this important research project.  If you would like to donate, please contact Sterling Strait for more information.

We would like to thank those who have already stepped up to support this project:

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SEAAK Admin,
Feb 26, 2014, 9:37 PM
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