Dead load, yes. But with a sign, you've got TREMENDOUS lateral loads to
consider (and remember we're down here in Houston, where the Hurricanes
play--and I don't mean the hockey team!)
Cyclic loading is a good point, too.
From: Roger Davis [mailto:rdavis(--nospam--at)sdsarch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: More On Ungrouted Baseplates for Traffic
I agree that it is not exactly the same situation, but it is the only
guidance I have seen. I think my greatest concern with using this procedure
with a sign is the cyclic loading involved. As far as the raw forces
involved, precast construction loads are probably higher than the loads
involved in design of sign supports.