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 Here's a beginner's question.  If I remember, there is a 30% reduction in 
the allowable strength of nails and other fasteners in sawn lumber when the 
 moisture content is 19% or above at the time of fabrication.  I see houses 
 of other buildings going up in the rain all the time, especially this time 
 of year.  And probably with box nails or gun nails too rather than common 
nails, but that another story.

The question is how to deal with the possibility that stuff you design will 
 get built when wet.

Mark Johnson

--- On Fri, 1/11/13, Paul Ransom <PRansom(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Paul Ransom <PRansom(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Design of Crane-Supporting Structure Including
Testing Load
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:36 AM

Yes. The basic design with standard operating loads is adequate to include
the test case for WorkSafeBC.

I would imagine that the designer for a 200Ton crane would be available to
respond to questions but typically the test loads are not included in the
reported max static wheel loads.

> I have industrial concrete structure with 200 ton crane. My question is
> with regards to loads due to load-testing and rating of cranes. Workers
> Comp standards such as WorkSafeBC OHS Regulation 14 requires that cranes
> tested at 125% of their rated capacity. How is this requirement addressed
> in the design of the crane-supporting structure? Is it assumed that the
> maximum wheel loads provided by the crane supplier already include this
> 125%, or does the designer of the crane-supporting structure need to
> apply 125% to the wheel loads on top of the 1.5x1.25 load factors?
> is it common practice to consider the 125% load test value in combination
> with 1.25 impact and a live load factor of less than 1.5 considering that

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