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AISC is (or was, a year or so ago) working on a standard for testing; 
you may be able to get a copy of the latest draft.  Call 'em.

ASTM has a standard for testing; I don't have it close at hand, but 
you can find it using their web site's search facilities.

Dave Evans, P.E.
TNH, Inc.



> Date:          Wed, 20 May 1998 06:30:27 -0500
> From:          "W. Gray Hodge" <hda(--nospam--at)evansville.net>
> Reply-to:      seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Organization:  Hodge Design Associates, PC
> To:            SEAOC Listservice <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
> 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 load
> carrying capacity for a portion of the structure.  My question is this:
> 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.
> 
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