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RE: Beam restraint

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Seems very flexible.  For comfort of the occupants, I would use at least
L/180 if not L/240, and Live Load limits L/240 to L/360.  My $.02 worth.

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> From: 	Brian K. Smith[SMTP:smitheng(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: 	Thursday, September 03, 1998 11:46 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Beam restraint
> While we are on the subject of steel floor supports:
> I am working on a similar project, a multi-leveled equipment mezzanine
> with checkered plate flooring.
> What is the general consensus regarding allowable deflection of the
> framing.  I am using L/120 for Dead plus Live.  It appears as though
> both the UBC and SBC deflection criteria in Chapter 16 are oriented
> toward roof deflections with ceilings.
> Brian K. Smith, P.E.