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>From BOCA 1996 (p 159):
	Assembly area: Fixed Seats    -- 60 psf
                     Movable Seats  -- 100 psf
      Skating rinks: (do seats in a skating rink count?) -- 100 psf
	Grandstands:                  -- 100 psf + the 120 plf on footboards and
seatboards.

That's my 2 cents worth.  Engineering is an art as much as a science.  Codes
can be interpreted differently.  Personally, I'd design for 100 psf and let
someone later on accuse me of overdesign than underdesign and regret it
later.

Respectfully,

David B. Tehranchi

A pessimist says the glass is half empty,
An optimist says the glass is half full,
Ands the engineer says...
    "It's a good thing I put half my
     water in a redundant glass"
                            ---Dilbert


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Bryson [mailto:bryson(--nospam--at)civil.ubc.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 5:02 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Arena Live Load



Would you use 50psf or 100psf live load for a hockey arena with fixed
seating? It's not really a grandstand is it?



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