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For the second item (the dance floor), you might want to check out AISC's
Design Guide called Floor Vibrations Due to Human Activity.  You can find
more info on the publication at:

The discription of the publication on AISC's web page also says that it
deals with footbridges too.

Hope that helps.


On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 marfra(--nospam--at) wrote:

> I am the design engoineer on  2 projects that have relatively long spans
> and I am concerned with horizontal sway and floor vibration.
> One project is a footbridge spanning 175 feet in seismic zone 3. The
> footbridge is only 8 feet wide and my concerns are sidesway and
> vibration from pedestrian traffic. Also of concern is the vibration from
> vehicular traffic from the highway passing below on the foudations.
> Another project is a dance floor supported on a steel frame with a 40ft
> by 20ft grid. The floor thickness need not be more than 5".
> Could anyone recommended reading material that could assist me.
> Thank You
> Mark Francois