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Re: LIVE LOAD FOR WEIGHT ROOMS

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Also watch out for dropping/impact.  A 300-lb  barbell or other free weight
will destroy a "light" structure such as a 3" composite deck and 2 1/2"
concrete topping regardless of the design uniform or concentrated loads.
Use a heavier structure or some other means (elevated wood platform) to
protect the primary structure from damage.

Edwin T. Dean, P.E.
Dean Engineering
email edean(--nospam--at)teleport.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. <bill(--nospam--at)allendesigns.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, September 17, 1998 9:23 AM
Subject: RE: LIVE LOAD FOR WEIGHT ROOMS


>For free weights, use the LL for the occupancy (either 50 psf or 100 psf
>depending on exiting requirements). For fixed weights, use the actual
>machine weights and locate them on the plan. For aerobics, watch out. Lots
>of harmonic resonance here.
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>Regards,
>Bill Allen
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Roger Davis [mailto:sds(--nospam--at)sdsarch.com]
>Sent: Thursday, September 17, 1998 9:13 AM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: LIVE LOAD FOR WEIGHT ROOMS
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>HAS ANYONE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE LIVE LOAD TO USE IN DESIGNING A FLOOR
>FOR A WEIGHT LIFTING ROOM IN AN ATHLETIC FACILITY?
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>ROGER DAVIS
>SDS ARCHITECTS, INC.
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