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Re: PENNSYLVANIA BUILDING CODE - Historic Live Load Specification

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Bill,

With some of the interesting design theories and methods that have been and are still floating around it may be a case of them having a load applied which is greater than that which they can actually adequately carry even though they may have been "designed" for the correct load. Design loads have not really varied by a lot over the last 30 years in most cases.

At 02:25 AM 26/04/2005, you wrote:

I'm looking at a problem structure in Pennsylvania (Lancaster CO, to be more precise). Floor framing consists of p/s beams that have almost certainly seen a live load in excess of that for which they were designed. The current Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (IBC 2003) is pretty clear on what the minium design LL ought to be, but I'm wondering how that compares with what was in force (if any) when the structure was designed.

Does anyone possess any information on the Pennsylvania building code in effect during the early to late 1960s?


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