Reduction in Live Loads

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  1. The minimum uniformly distributed live loads from IBC 2006,
  2. Table 1607.1 are permitted to be reduced as specified in Section 1607.9.
  3. The appropriate reduction factor for a structural member is based on the influence area which is equal to the tributary area supported by the member multiplied by the live load element factor, KLL, given in IBC 2006 Table 1607.9.1.
  4. For further clarification on the appropriate live load element factor and the relationship between the tributary area and influence area, see ASCE 7-05 Commentary Figure C4.

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