What is Dead Load?

Deal load refers to loads that relatively don’t change over time, such as the weight of

  • All permanent components of a building including walls, Beam, columns, flooring material etc)
  • Fixed permanent equipment and fitting that are an integral part of the structure.(like plumbing, HVAC, etc.)

The dead loads are calculated from the member sizes and estimated material densities.

Unit weight of building materials can be estimated in accordance with IS : 875 (Part 1).