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RE: Garage Cable Guardrails (was 200# Load on Cable Guardrail)

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There was an article on this topic in the May 1989 issue of Concrete International.  It presents a number of equations and design examples showing some methods for doing this.  You may need spreader bars at some intermediate points along the span for the 4” issue and to insure that the cables are able to act together. 

 

Paul Crocker, PE

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jake Watson [mailto:jwatson(--nospam--at)utahisp.com]
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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:45 AM
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Subject: Garage Cable Guardrails (was 200# Load on Cable Guardrail)

 

This leads to another question.  How many people still design parking garages with cable guardrails?  If so, how do you justify the impact loading?  There is a big difference between 200# and and the impact loading.

 

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT