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Title: RE: parking structure live load

Imagine a 1998 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton truck (the coolest thing on the road BTW)
Maximum weight 8800 lb. fully loaded.
Length 18.66 feet
Width (not including mirrors) 6.6 feet
Assume 1.4 feet between each truck width, bumper to bumper lengthwise
Load on floor is 59 psf.  
That's a solid sea of very heavily loaded heavy-duty trucks.

50 psf is fine for cars, light trucks and ambulances.

IF you have fire truck or semitrailer access, then you should start looking at bridge codes...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mvpsc(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:Mvpsc(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 15:00
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: parking sttructure live load


What is the most commonly used live load for the design of parkiing structure
or garages with metal deck and steel girders. 50 psf live load per UBC seem
to be little weak. Any comments?


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