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> We're in the schematic design phase of a new hospital, and have been asked
> to design an Interstitial Floor over the Operating Rooms.  I'm wondering
> if anyone could share some experience regarding the following questions:
> 
> Are these floors typically hung from the floor above?
> 
> What live load would you use in the design? 
> 
> Are they required to be fire rated?
> 
> What are typical floor construction materials?
> 
> Any input would be greatly appreciated.
> 
Peter
Glastonbury, CT

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