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RE: Gym Weight Room Loading Criteria

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Its usually 100 psf, but one I evaluated recently, when we added equipment weight and distribution, loaded with a large persons, it came to about 20 psf in reality.  It was an existing building designed for 80 psf -  we were trying to convince the officials to allow it..
Glenn C. Otto, P.E.
A Structural Engineer
Virginia Beach, VA
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Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 10:59 AM
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Subject: Gym Weight Room Loading Criteria

Anyone aware of any guidelines available for the design of gymnasium floor systems to accommodate weight room equipment and weights (uniform load, concentrated load, impact from dropping weights, etc.)?

Thank you in advance for your comments.