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Hi all,

I am involved in a job where motorized concrete buggies and scissor lifts have to operate.  The 
existing steel floor plate is not strong enough to resist the concentrated loads without permanent 
deformation.  The contractor wants to use plywood sheets (4' x 8') end to end over the floor to move 
the equipment.

Does anyone know of any design information on the behaviour of plywood sheets under point loads?

Gary Hodgson, P.Eng.
Niagara Falls, ON

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