Calculator Glossary of Terms

Here’s a summary of our 2020 calculators help hover tips HOVER HELP LABEL GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION ADDITION ROOF TYPE Select Monoslope for studio, shed, or other single slope style roofs.  Gable is also known as A-Frame ASCE EXPOSURE CATEGORY See help for explanations. If unsure, use C for non coastal, D if near coastal or large…

ASCE Risk Categories Explained

Background Building codes require that buildings be classified by their level of importance in determining the risk taken with safety factors against their failure under critical design loads. Calculations for the structure’s overall stability, flexure, and fatigue are all based on the assumption of a given risk category design level.  ASCE 7 references risk category…