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You might try MIL-HDBK-743, though that is anthropomorphic data for only military personnel (and I couldn't find a copy on the net, only the documents which reference it, like 1472, which I've used).  I seem to remember that my weight (200#) is somewhere in the mid-90th percentile by military standards (though I'm NOT in military shape).

You might look at which has been tabulated by gender and ethnicity. 95th percentile is a fairly safe guide, imho (looks in the 230-270# range).

At 09:32 AM 10/25/2004 -0700, you wrote:
Is there an accepted average weight per person for purpose of correlating between a floor live load rating and a maximum occupancy number?  For example, if a 10ft x 10ft room has a floor rating of 40psf live load (assume 100% human live load), how many people could the room support?
I can't find any such reference in ASCE and Google is coming up short on this one.
Jim Wilson, PE
Stroudsburg, PA

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