Structures of buildings (ICS 91.080)
DRS 141-1: 2020 Structural design — Part 1: Actions on structures - Densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings (45 page(s), in English)
1.1 This Draft Rwanda standard gives the design guidance, methods for the assessment of the characteristic values of self-weight of construction works and actions for the structural design of buildings and civil engineering works including some geotechnical aspects for the following subjects:
a) densities of construction materials and stored materials;
b) self-weight of construction works; and
c) imposed loads for buildings.
1.2 It gives characteristic values of imposed loads for floors and roofs according to category of use in the following areas in buildings:
a) residential, social, commercial and administration areas;
b) garage and vehicle traffic areas;
c) areas for storage and industrial activities;
d) roofs; and
e) helicopter landing areas.