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Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals.  AASHTO - LTS-4-I3.

Pretty simple project if you have a soil report.   The Bay gets pretty gusty so you might use  a somewhat higher wind velocity than the basic CBC wind code.   Certainly want to pay attention to Section 11, Fatigue Design if you are involved in the base plate.  If you are not designing the pole, then who is and what did they design it for?   The manufacturer should provide you with the drawing to figure the weight as well as the data on the camera.

Neil Moore, PE, SE, SECB
neil moore and associates
consulting structural engineers
shingle springs, california
530 677-4308

On 5/2/2011 1:49 PM, Alexander (Sasha) Itsekson wrote:

Dear list:


I was asked to design a spread footing for a 30 foot standard Caltrans CCTV camera pole (tapered from 8 to 3 inches).  The project is at the port of Oakland and the poles have to be supported on spread footings, so I can’t use Caltrans standard design. 


I am not familiar with AASHTO or Caltrans sign design standards and am trying to find an appropriate table in ASCE7 to calculate the wind loads.  Is Table 6-21 is an appropriate table to get wind coefficient?  Also, does anybody know the weight of such pole to compare wind with seismic?


Let me know your thoughts.




Alexander (Sasha) Itsekson, SE, LEED AP

Enginious Structures, Inc.

1904 Franklin Street, Penthouse Suite

Oakland, CA 94612

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