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RE: Load Testing

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A couple years ago my office did a load test on a floor by filling the 
room with water.  A membrane was used to contain the 2 to 3 feet of 
water that was used.  The floor was shored and instrumentation was 
used to measure deflections.  The test was also video taped.

From:  W. Gray Hodge[SMTP:hda(--nospam--at)]
Sent:  Wednesday, May 20, 1998 7:30 AM
To:  SEAOC Listservice
Subject:  Load Testing

I am working on the renovation of an existing structure and the Owner
has expressed an interest in performing a load test to verify the 
carrying capacity for a portion of the structure.  My question is 
Is there an ASTM or other industry standard which defines how such a
test should be performed?  Does anyone else have experience in load
testing - are there any "do's" or "don'ts"?

Thanks for your help.