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Chic Gilligan wrote:

"Does anyone have any references or personal experiences for loads
used in designing push walls for a tipping floor at a recycling/refuse
center?"

I have designed push walls as retaining walls with the pushing force
being equivalent to the weight of the handling equipment (i.e. front end
loader) applied as a force per lineal foot based on bucket width. Force is
applied at two feet above floor level, or four feet high if the wall is
supporting building structure using same section and reinforcing for full
height of wall. Remember to plan for the future and possible increase in
equipment size for increased capacity. 

Hope this helps.

Steven A. Mallett, P.Eng.

Dillon Consulting Ltd.
137 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1B3
Ph.  902-450-4000, Ext.234
Fax. 902-450-2008

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