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RE: Beam restraint

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The Canadian code recommends l/300 for live load for industrial floors.

David Handy, P.Eng
The Thompson Rosemount Group
Cornwall, Ontario, CANADA
dhandy(--nospam--at)trg.ca
The preceding was an off the record personal opinion only! (cya)

-----Original Message-----
From:	Brian K. Smith [SMTP:smitheng(--nospam--at)dos.net]
Sent:	September 03, 1998 2:47 PM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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.


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