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hello sir...i want to design a multistori bldng in etabs over here in uae..i just want to ask how much load for eathquack nd wind i should assign while doing ananlysis in etabs? 0r what about the load combinition values..?your help in ths regard would be highly appreciated...gud day

Dear Ali

This is a local or international  standards and codes problem and cant be stated regardless of them. Then you should follow a standard. As for UAE seismic load is not critical and the design should be peformed under wind loading. Please let me know about your local wind loading and the standard you would follow.


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Babak Esmailzadeh Hakimi


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Bs degree in Civil Engineering from Ferdowsi University ,1988, Mashhad Iran, Ms degree in Earthquake Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1993, Tehran, Iran

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