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RE: Equipment Loads vs Live Loads

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>I typically apply the estimated equipment uniform load as a live load on the
>full slab area 
Just for cultural value, do these live loads include any allowance for 
dynamic loading, say rotary imbalance or sudden application? Applying the 
equipment loading may not be as conservative as you might imagine, given 
that machinery is typically a good bit smaller that a joist span and may 
have a lateral component. 

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chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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