Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Casino Project

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Time is money ... every day that the casino is not open means $1 million +
lost revenue which you will probably hear very soon.  I would use 100 psf LL
and 40 psf DL plus the weight of the structure and mechanical/electrical.
This should cover most layouts and can be confirmed later.  It's not
uncommon for design firms to double or triple the code minimum loads just to
cover all the bases.  Of all the projects I've reviewed the cost of the
structure is small potatoes compared to the other systems including the
video surveillance.  Don't forget to include a load for a catwalk system in
the ceiling that experts will use regularly to catch all of the cheats.

William J. Keil, P.E.