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RE: floor live loads follow-up
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: floor live loads follow-up
- From: "David Maynard" <davemaynard(--nospam--at)ceincorp.com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 15:11:48 -0600
is senior assisted living...good guess! "
I actually just got done with one of these
designs. I found myself justifying my load requirements to the architect
because he thought my framing might have been on the heavy side. That
putz. He figured that it should have residential loading across the
board, and that's not how I roll. And that is why I recommended you go and
talk with the building official after you get your loading figured out and have
a sit down with them to go over it. That way, you are actually discussing
the matter with the person who makes the calls, and not the one looking for the
As for determining live loads, I have found that the
'97 UBC and the ASCE 7 lists pretty much go hand in hand. If you don't
find what you are looking for in the UBC, go and check the ASCE 7. And if
you still don't find EXACTLY what you are looking for, you have to make some
educated guesses. Good luck.
Dave Maynard, PE