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Weights of Building Materials

When estimating dead laods for the purposes of design, it is always better to use the actural weight of materials and constructions being used. In the absence of definite information, values satisfactory to the building official may be assumed. StructX has provided weights of commonly encountered materials for this purpose. It should be remembered that there can be significant differences between materials and manufacturers and a conservative approach should always be adopted.

Material Name Thickness (mm)/Qty Density (kN/m3)

Additional Resources

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