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Hi Sharon,


Not a direct answer but usually restaurants use a consultant in the layout of their food processing equipment, work benches, etc.    This can be invaluable in providing equipment loading locations.  As a helpful precaution, I was once involved in the resolution of floor vibrations that were determined to be coming from a dough mixing machine.  Kitchen equipment can present a lot of unexpected gremlins.




Bob Garner, S.E.


From: Sharon Robertson [mailto:sharon(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:19 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: floor live loads




UBC Table 16-A lists some general live loads.


What would you use for the following?

  • restaurant - dining room
  • restaurant - kitchen
  • restaurant - buffet area
  • cafe
  • community - living room
  • community - activity room
  • fitness room
  • movie / chapel room
  • mail room

Thank you,


Sharon Robertson, PE
Arcon Engineers 
5625 Ruffin Road, Suite 130 
San Diego, CA  92123

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