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Regulation 12 (1) (a)

1.

Building works for or in connection with(a) detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced or linked
houses for residential purposes not exceeding 3 storeys;
(b) detached substations, detached bin-centres, detached guard
houses, single storey enclosures, sheds, huts and the like;
(c) box culverts or canal crossings with spans not exceeding 5 m;
or
(d) retaining walls not exceeding a height of 4 m which are
submitted separately from the main building plans.

2.
Building works consisting of repairs, alterations or additions to an
existing building which do not materially affect the key structural elements
of the building.
PARTII
Regulation 23 (2)

Any building works for or in connection with(a) detached substations, detached bin-centres, detached guard
houses, single storey enclosures, sheds, huts and the like;
(b) box culverts or canal crossings with spans not exceeding 5 m;
or
(c) retaining walls not exceeding a height of 4 m which are
submitted separately from the main building plans.

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Regulations27 (a),44, 79, 82 and 83
LOADING
1 . SCOPE

1.1 This Schedule gives the dead and minimum recommended


imposed loads for use in designing buildings and other works for which
plans are submitted to the Commissioner of Building Control under the Act
and these Regulations. It applies to(a) new buildings and building works;
(b) alterations and additions to existing buildings; and
(c) existing buildings where change of use is involved.
1.2 This Schedule does not apply to the maintenance of or the
replacement of parts of existing buildings where change of use is not
involved.
1.3 The SI unit of force and load is the Newton; it is that force which,
when acting on a mass of 1 kg, imparts to it an acceleration of 1 m/s 2.
1.4 This Schedule does not cover (a) loads on road and rail bridges;
(b) loads due to vibration, except those due to some gantry
cranes;
(c) loads due to lifts;
(d) loads incidental to construction;
(e) test loads;
(I') accidental loads; and
(g) loads on structures subject to internal pressure from their
contents (e.g. bunkers, silos and water tanks).
2. DEAD LOADS

2.1 Dead loads shall be calculated from the unit weights given in BS
648 or from the actual known weights of the materials used.
2.2 Where permanent partitions are shown in the plans, their actual
weights shall be included in the dead load.
2.3 The weights of tanks and other receptacles, and of their contents,
shall be considered as dead loads. These loads shall be calculated for the
cases when a tank or receptacle is full and when it is empty.

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3. IMPOSED FLOOR AND CEILINGLOADS


3.1 General
3.1.1
The loads appropriate to the different uses to which the
parts of a building or structure may be put are given in
Tables 5 to 12. A key to the groups in these tables is given
in Table 1. The distributed loads are the uniformly
distributed static loads per square metre of plan area and
provide for the effects of normal use. Where, in Tables 5 to
12, no values are given for concentrated load, it may be
assumed that the tabulated distributed load is adequate for
design purposes.
3.1.2
All floors shall be designed to carry the appropriate
distributed or concentrated imposed loads given in Tables
5 to 12. Where recommendations are not given, the
appropriate load will be whichever produces the greater
stresses in the part of the floor under consideration. In the
design of floors, concentrated loads are considered to be
applied in the positions which produce the maximum
stresses and, where deflection is the design criterion, in the
positions which produce maximum deflections. The
concentrated load may not be considered where the floors
are capable of effective lateral distribution of this load.
3.1.3
Concentrated loads when used for the calculation of
bending and shear are assumed to act at a point. When
used for the calculation of local effects, such as crushing or
punching, they are assumed to act over the actual area of
application.
3.1.4
The imposed loads for beams are the distributed loads
appropriate to the uses to which they are to be put, as
given in Tables 5 to 12.
3.1.5
The general recommendations are not applicable to
certain unusual uses particularly where mechanical
stacking, plant or machinery are to be installed and in
these cases the designer should determine the loads from a
knowledge of the equipment and processes likely to be
employed.
3.1.6
When partitions are indicated on the plans, their weight
should be included in the dead load acting as
concentrated loads in their actual positions. When the
partitions are not determined on the plans, and additional
imposed load on beams and floors {where these are
capable of effective lateral distribution of the load} may be
taken as a uniformly distributed load per square metre of
not less than one-third of the weight per metre run of the
finished partitions. For floors of offices the uniformly
distributed load shall not be less than 1.0 kN/m2.

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3.2

Ceiling Supports and Similar Structures


3.2.1

The following loads shall be adopted in the design of


frames and coverings of access hatches (other than
glazing), the supports of ceilings and similar structures:
(a) without access - no imposed load; or
(b) with access
0.25 kN/m 2 uniformly distributed over
the whole area or the area supported and a
concentrated load of 0.9 kN so placed as to produce
maximum stresses in the affected members.

Table 1
Class

Occupancy Class Index


Typicalbuildings in Class

I
I

No of Table containing
usages and loads

Residential:
Type 1

Self-contained dwelling units

Type 2

Apartment houses, boarding houses,


guest houses, hostels, lodging
houses, residential clubs and
communal areas in block of flats

I Hotels and motels


Type 3
Institutional
and
educational Prisons, hospitals, schools, colleges I
Public
Halls, auditoria, restaurants,
museums, ibraries, non-residential
assembly
clubs, theatres, broadcasting
studios, grandstands
Office
I

Retail
Industrial
Storage
Vehicular

Offices,departmental
banks
Shops,
stores,
supermarkets

7
8
9
10

Workshops, factories
Warehouses

11

Garages, car parks, vehicle access


ramps

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4. REDUCTION IN TOTALIMPOSED FLOOR LOADS
4.1 No reduction shall be made for any plant or machinery which is
specifically allowed for, or in buildings designed for, storage purposes.
4.2 Except as provided in 4.1 and 4.3, the reductions given in Table 2
and Table 3 may be applied to the total imposed floor load (including the
additional partition loading allowance given in 2.2) in designing columns,
piers, walls, beams and their supports and foundations. Where the floor
load given in Tables 5 to 12 exceeds 5 kN/m 2 the reductions given in
Table 2 may be taken provided that the loading assumed is not less than it
would have been if all floors had been designed for 5 kN/m2 with no
reductions. The reductions given in Table 3 do not apply to roofs.
Table 2
Reduction in total distribution imposed floor loads
with number of storeys
Number of storeys, including the roof,
carried by member under
consideration

Reduction in total distributed imposed


load on all floors carried by the
member under consideration
(%)

zero

10

20

30

5 to 10

40

Over 10

50

4.3 In the design of a beam or girder, the imposed floor load may be
reduced in accordance with Table 3, subject to a maximum reduction of
25%. This reduction, or that given in Table 2, whichever is the greater, may
be taken into account in the design of columns or other types of member
supporting such a beam.

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Table3
Reduction

in total distributed imposed floor loads on a supporting


beam or girder with floor area

~~
Areasupported
zero
50
100
150

lo~
Reductionin totaldistributedimposed
(%)
zero
5
10
15
20
25

200
Above 250

4.4 In Table 3, reductions for intermediate areas may be calculated by


linear interpolation.
5. IMPOSED ROOF LOADS

5.1 General
5.1.1

In 5.2 to 5.5 inclusive, all roof slopes are measured from


the horizontaland all loads are applied vertically.
5.2 FlatRoofs
5.2.1

5.2.2

The imposed load on flat roofsand sloping roofs up to and


including 10., where access (in addition to that necessary
for cleaning and repair) is provided to the roof, is 1.5 kN/
m2 measured on plan or a 1.8 kN concentrated load,
whichever produces the greater stress.Where deflectionis
the design criterion, the concentrated load is assumed to
act in the position which produces maximum deflection.
The imposed load on flat roofsand sloping roofs up to and
including 10., where no access is provided to the roof
(otherthan that necessary for cleaning and repair), is 0.75
kN/m2 measured on plan or a 0.9 kN concentrated load,
whichever produces the greater stress.Where deflectionis
the design criterion, the concentrated load is assumed to
act in the position which produces maximumdeflection.

5.3 Sloping Roofs


5.3.1 The imposed loads on roofs with a slope greater than 10',
where no access is provided to the roof (other than that
necessaryfor cleaning and repair),are as follows:

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(a) For a roof-slope of 30. or less: 0.75 kN/m2 measured
on plan or a 0.9 kN concentrated load, whichever
produces the greater stress. Where deflection is the
design criterion, the concentrated load is assumed to
act in the position which produces maximum
deflection.
(b) For a roof-slope of 75. or more: zero load.
5.3.2

5.4

Curved Roofs
5.4.1

5.5

For roof slopes between 30. and 75., the imposed load
may be obtained by linear interpolation between 0.75 kN/
m2 for a 30. roof slope and zero for a 75. roof slope.
The imposed load on a curved roof is calculated by
dividing the roof into not less than 5 equal segments and
then by calculating the load on each, appropriate to its
mean slope, in accordance with 5.2 and 5.3.

Roof Coverings
5.5.1
A loading of 0.9 kN on any square with a 125 mm side
provides for loads incidental to maintenance on all selfsupporting roof coverings at a slope of less than 45., Le.,
those not requiring structural support over their whole
area. No loads incidental to maintenance are appropriate
to glazing.

6. CRANE GANTRY GIRDERS


6.1 This clause applies only to single-crane operation and to simple
forms of crane gantry construction. Loads for heavy cranes, high-speed
operation or multiple cranes on a single-gantry have to be specially
calculated.
6.2 For crane gantry girders, the following allowances can be used to
cover all forces set up by vibration, shock from slipping of slings, kinetic
action of acceleration and retardation and impact of wheel loads:
(a)

for loads acting vertically, the maximum static wheel loads


increased by 25% for an electric overhead crane or 10%
for a hand-operated crane;

(b)

for the horizontal force acting transverse to the rails, the


following percentage of the combined weight of the crab
and the load lifted:
(i) 10% for an electric overhead crane; or
(ij) 5% for a hand-operated crane; and

(c)

for the horizontal forces acting along the rails, 5% of the


static wheel loads which can occur on the rails, for
overhead cranes which are either electric or handoperated.

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6.3 The forces specified in either (b) or (c) above may be considered as
acting at the rail level and being appropriately transmitted to the supporting
systems.
6.4 Either of the horizontal forces in (b) or (c) above may act at the
same time as the vertical load on gantry girders and their vertical supports.
7. DYNAMIC LOADING (EXCLUDINGWIND)
7.1 The values for imposed load given in Tables 5 to 12 allow for small
dynamic effects, such as those due to the usual movement of people and
items of furniture. The loads do not necessarily allow for the dynamic effect

of machinery (e.g. rotating and/or vibrating machines, braking and


acceleration of forklifttrucks) nor do they allow for dynamic loads due to
crowds.
7.2 Inthe latter cases, the magnitude of the load effect depends on the
response of the structural system (e.g. the floor) and can be considerably
higher than the static load effect. The response of the system depends on
several inter-related parameters, such as its mass, damping, natural
frequency and mode shape, and therefore the use of a factored imposed
static load to represent significantdynamic effectsmay prove inadequate.
8. VEHICULARBRIDGE LIVELOADS
8.1 Live loads for vehicular bridge design shall comply with BS 5400
except that
(a) for HA Uniformly Distributed Load (UDL) a factor of 1.4 shall
be applied to the uniformly distributed load specified in
BS 5400;
(b) for HA Wheel Load a separate load case of an axle consisting
of 2 numbers of 120 kN wheel loads spaced at 2,000 mm
apart transversely shall be considered. This is in addition to
the 100 kN HA wheel load case specified in BS 5400;
(c) for HB Load the structure shall be designed for 45 units of
type HB loading. One HB vehicle shall be considered on
the bridge with no other traffic load concurrently present
and the HB vehicle may be considered to be confined
within a 5,000 mm strip along the centre of the
carriageway;
(d) for Longitudinal Braking and Traction Load for HA Load, the
nominal longitudinal load resulting from traction or
braking of vehicles under HA loading shall be 10 kN/m of
loaded length plus 200 kN subject to a maximum of 800
kN applied to an area one notional lane wide multiplied
by the loaded length.

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9. WIND LOAD
9.1 Wind load shall be taken into account when designing buildings,
structures and components thereof.
9.2 The manner of calculating such wind loads, including the adopting
of suitable wind pressures at varying heights or for different structural
shapes and other factors that may be involved, shall be in accordance with
the provisions of BS CP 3, Chapter V; Part 2.
10. PARAPETSAND BALUSTRADES
10.1 The loads appropriate to the design of parapets and balustrades are
given in Table 4. Parapets and balustrades should be designed to resist the
loads given in Table 4 when separately applied. The loads are expressed as
minimum horizontal forces acting at a height of 1.1 m above datum level,
irrespective of the actual height of the barrier. For this purpose the datum
level should be taken as the finalised level of the access platform, or the
pitch line drawn through the nosings of the stair treads.

10.2 In Table4 (a)


(b)

(c)

fixed seating is seating where its removal and the use of the
space for other purposes is improbable;
the dimension of 530 mm is taken to be the minimum
distance measured from any part of the fixed seating to the
barrier; and
tip-up seats shall be considered in the up position.

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Table 4
Horizontal Loadson Parapetsand Balustrades
A
Horizontal
UDL
(KN/m run)

AUDL
applied
to the infill
of
(kN/m2)

A point
load
appl ied to
part
of the infill
(kN)

0.22

N/A

N/A

0.36

0.5

0.25

buildings not covered by (a)


or (b)

0.36

1.0

0.50

=u
(d) Staircases, landings, floors,
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x
balconies, flat roofs with
access, walkways and
edges of sunken areas not
covered by (a) to (c) or (e) to
(h)

0.74

1.0

0.50

1.5

1.5

1.5

3.0

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.0

1.0

3.0

1.5

1.5

Use

(a) Light access stairs, gangways


and the like not more than
600 mm wide
"'

(b) Staircases, balconies, ramps,

landingsor floors within, or


E
servingexclusively, one
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(e) Balconies or parts of


balconies, stands, etc.,
having fixed seating within
530 mm of the barrier
(t)

Staircases, ramps, landings or

floors in theatres,cinemas,
concert halls, assembly
halls, stadia,etc.
(g) Footwaysor pavements,
within building curtilage,
adjacent to accessroads,
basement or sunken areas

Q..

(h) Pavements or areas not less


than 3 m wide adjacent to
sunken areas, e.g., light
wells, basement areas

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11. VEHICLEBARRIERSFOR CAR PARKS
11.1 The horizontal force F (in kN), normal to and uniformly distributed
over any length of 1.5 m of a barrier for a car park, required to withstand
the impact of a vehicle is given by:
F

= 0.5mv2
oc + ob

wherem
v
oc
ob

is the
is the
is the
is the

gross mass of the vehicle (in kg);


velocity of the vehicle (in m/s) normal to the barrier;
deformation of the vehicle (in mm);
eflexion of the barrier (in mm).

(a)

Where the car park has been designed on the basis that the
mass of the vehicles using it will not exceed 2,500 kg, the
following values are used to determine the force F:

11.2

= 1,500 kg (The mass of 1,500 kg is taken as more


representative of the vehicle population
than the extreme value of 2,500 kg);

v = 4.5 m/s;
oc = 100 mm unless better evidence is available.
(b)

For a rigid barrier, for which _b may be taken as zero, the


force F appropriate to vehicles up to 2,500 kg gross mass is
taken as 150 kN.

11.3 Where the car park has been designed for vehicles whose gross
mass exceeds 2,500 kg the following values are used to determine the
force F.
m

oc

is the actual mass of the vehicle for which the car


park is designed (in kg);

= 4.5 m/s;
= 100 mm unless

better evidence is available.

11.4 The force determined as in 11.2 or 11.3 may be considered to act at


bumper height. In the case of car parks intended for motor cars whose gross
mass does not exceed 2,500 kg, this height may be taken as 375 mm above
the floor level.
11.5 Barriers to access ramps of car parks have to withstand one half of
the force determined in 11.2 or 11.3 acting at a height of 61 0 mm above the
ramp.

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11.6 Opposite the ends of straight ramps intended for downward travel
which exceed 20 m in length the barrier has to withstand twice the force
determined in 11.2 and 11.3 acting at a height of 61 0 mm above the ramp.
Table 5
Residential occupancy class
Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m2

Concentrated
Load
kN

1.5

1.4

Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms


and the like, including the weight of
machinery

7.5

4.5

Communal kitchens, laundries

3.0

4.5

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard rooms

2.0

2.7

2.0

Bedrooms, dormitories

1.5

1.8

Corridors, hallways, stairs, landings,


footbridges, etc

3.0

4.5

Same as rooms to
which they give
access but with a
minimum of 3.0

1.5 per metre run


concentrate at the
outer edge

Floor Area Usage


Type 1 : Self contained dwelling units
All
Type 2 : Apartment houses, boarding
houses, lodging houses, guest houses,
hostels, residential clubs and
communal areas in blocks of flats

Toilet rooms

Balconies

Catwalks

1.0 at 1m centres

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Table 5 - continued
Residential occupancy

class

Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m'

Concentrated
Load
kN

Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms


and the like, including the weight of
machinery

7.5

4.5

Assembly areas without fixed seating,


dance halls

5.0

3.6

Bars

5.0

Assembly areas with fixed seating

4.0

Corridors, hallways, stairs, landings,


footbridges, etc.

4.0

4.5

Kitchens, laundries

3.0

4.5

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard rooms

2.0

2.7

Bedrooms

2.0

1.8

Toilet rooms

2.0

Floor Area Usage


Type 3 : Hotels and motels

Balconies

Same as rooms to
which they give
access but with a
minimum of 4.0

Catwalks

1.5 per metre run


concentrated at the
outer edge
1.0 at 1m centres

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Table 6
Institution and education occupancy class
(prisons, hospitals, schools, colleges)
Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m'

Concentrated
Load
kN

Dense mobile stacking (books) on


mobile trolleys

4.8 for each metre


of stack height but
with a minimum of
9.6

7.0

Stack rooms (books)

2.4 for each metre

7.0

Floor Area Usage

of stack height but


with a minimum of
6.5

4.0 for each metre

Stationery stores

9.0

of storage height
Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms
and the like, including the weight of
machinery

7.5

4.5

Corridors, hallways, etc., subject to


loads greater than from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleys and the
like

5.0

4.5

Drill rooms and drill halls

5.0

9.0

Assembly areas without fixed seating,


stages, gymnasia

5.0

3.6

Bars

5.0

Projection rooms

5.0

Corridors, hallways, aisles, stairs,


landings, footbridges, etc.

4.0

4.5

Reading rooms with book storage, e.g.,


libraries

4.0

4.5

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Table 6

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Institution and education occupancy class


(prisons, hospitals, schools, colleges)
Intensity of
distributed load

Floor Area Usage

kN/m'

Concentrated
Load
kN

Assembly areas with fixed seating

4.0

Laboratories (including equipment),


kitchens, laundries

3.0

4.5

Classrooms, chapels

3.0

2.7

Reading rooms without book storage,


e.g., libraries

2.5

4.5

Areas for equipment

2.0

1.8

X-ray rooms, operating rooms, utility


rooms

2.0

4.5

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard rooms

2.0

2.7

Dressing rooms, hospital bedrooms


and wards

2.0

1.8

Toilet rooms

2.0

Bedrooms,

1.5

1.8

Same as rooms to
which they give
access but with a
minimum of 4.0

1.5 per metre run


concentrated at the

Balconies

Fly galleries

dormitories

outer edge

4.5 kN per metre


run distributed
uniformly over the
width

Catwalks

1.0 at 1 m centres

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Table 7
Public assemblyoccupancy class(halls,auditoria, restaurants,
museums,libraries, non-residential clubs, theatres,
broadcastingstudios,grandstands)
Floor Area Usage

Dense mobile stacking (books) on


mobile trolleys

Stack rooms (books)

Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m2
4.8 for each metre

Concentrated
Load
kN

7.0

of stack height but


with a minimum of
9.6
2.4 for each metre

7.0

of stack height but


with a minimum of
6.5
Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms
and the like, including the weight of
machinery

7.5

4.5

Stages

7.5

4.5

Corridors, hallways, etc., subject to


loads greater than from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleys and the
like Corridors, stairs and passageways
in grandstands

5.0

9.0

Drill rooms and drill halls

5.0

9.0

Assembly areas without fixed seating:


dance halls, gymnasia, grandstands

5.0

3.6

Projection rooms, bars

5.0

Museum floors and art galleries for


exhibition purposes

4.0

4.5

Corridors, hallways, stairs, landings,


footbridges, etc.

4.0

4.5

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Table 7 - continued
Public assembly occupancy class (hal/s, auditoria, restaurants,
museums, libraries, non-residential clubs, theatres,
broadcasting studios, grandstands)
Floor Area Usage

Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m2

Concentrated
Load
kN

Reading rooms with book storage, e.g.,


libraries

4.0

4.5

Assembly areas with fixed seating

4.0

Kitchens, laundries

3.0

4.5

Chapels, churches

3.0

2.7

Reading rooms without book storage

2.5

4.5

Grids

2.5

Areas for equipment

2.0

1.8

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard rooms

2.0

2.7

Dressing rooms

2.0

1.8

Toilet rooms

2.0

Balconies

Same as rooms to
which they give
access but with a
minimum of 4.0

Fly galleries

4.5 kN per metre


run distributed
uniformly over the
width

Catwalks

1.5 per metre run


conventrated at the
outer edge

1 .0 per 1 m centres

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Table 8
Office occupancy class(offices,banks)

FloorArea Usage

Intensity

of

distributed load
kN/m'

Stationerystores

I 4.8 for each metre


I

Concentrated
Load
kN

9.0

4.5

of storage height

Boilerrooms, motor rooms,fan rooms


and the like, includingthe weight of
I
machinery

7.5

Corridors,hallways,etc., subject to
loads greaterthan from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleysand the
like

5.0

4.5

5.0

4.0

4.5

Officeswith fixedcomputersor similar


I
equipment

3.5

4.5

Laboratories(includingequipment),
kitchens,laundries

3.0

4.5

Bankinghalls

3.0

Officesfor general use

2.5

2.7

Filerooms,filingand storagespace
Corridors,hallways,stairs, landings,
footbridges,etc.

4.5

Toiletrooms
Balconies

2.0

which they give


concentrated atthe
accessasbut
withtoa 11.5 outer
edgerun
Same
rooms
per metre
minimumof 4.0
Catwalks

I 1.0 per 1m centres

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Table9
Retailoccupancy class(shops,departmental stores, supermarkets)

FloorArea Usage

Cold storage

Stationery stores

Concentrated

Intensity of

distributed load
kN/m'

Load
kN

5.0 for each metre I


of storage height
with a minimum of
15.0

9.0

4.0 for each metre I

9.0

of storage height
2.4 for each metre I
of storage height

Storage, other than types listed


separately
Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms
and the like, including the weight of
machinery

7.5

Corridors, hallways, etc., subject to


loads greater than from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleys and the
like

Corridors,hallways,stairs, landings,
footbridges,etc.

4.5

4.5

5.0
I

4.0

Shop floors for the display and sale of


merchandise
Kitchens, laundries

7.0

4.0
3.0

Toilet rooms

3.6
3.6

4.5
4.5

Balconies

Catwalks

Same as2.0
rooms to
which they give
access but with a
minimum of 4.0

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1.5 per metre run


concentrated at the
outer edge
I 1.0 per 1m centres

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Table 10
Industrial occupancy class(workshops,factories)

Floor Area Usage

Intensity

Foundries
Cold storage

Concentrated

of

distributed load
kN/m2

load
kN

20.0
I

5.0for eachmetre I

9.0

of storageheight
with a minimum of
15.0
Paperstorage,for printing plants

Storage,other than types listed


separately
Type storageand other areasin
printing plants

9.0

2.4 for each metre I


of storageheight

7.0

4.0 for each metre


of storageheight

12.5

9.0

Boiler rooms, motor rooms,fan rooms


and the like, including the weight of
I
machinery

7.5

4.5

Factories,workshops and similar


buildings

5.0

4.5

Corridors, hallways, etc., subject to


loads greaterthan from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleys and the
like

5.0
I

Corridors, hallways, stairs,landings,


footbridges, etc.

Machinery halls, circulation spaces


therein

4.5
I

4.0

4.5

4.0
I

4.5

laboratories (including equipment),


kitchens, laundries

3.0

4.5

Workrooms, light without storage

2.5

1.8

2.0

Toilet rooms
Catwalks

I 1.0 per 1m centres

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Table 11
Storageoccupancy class(warehouses)

FloorArea Usage

Concentrated

Intensity of

distributed load
kN/m'

5.0 for each metre I


of storage height
with a minimum of
15.0

Cold storage

Load
kN
9.0

7.0

Dense mobile stacking (books) on


mobile trucks

14.8
for eachheight
metre I
of storage
with a minimum of
15.0

Paper storage, for printing plants

4.0 for each metre I

9.0

of storage height
Stationery stores

4.0 foreach metre I

9.0

of storage height
Storage, other than types listed
separately
Motor rooms, fan rooms and the like,
including the weight of machinery

2.4 for each metre I


of storage height

7.0

4.5

1.0 per 4.5


1m centres

Corridors, hallways, etc., subject to


loads greater than from crowds, such
as wheeled vehicles, trolleys and the
like
Catwalks

7.5

5.0
I

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Table 12
Vehicular occupancy

class (garages, car parks, vehicle access ramps)

FloorArea Usage

Intensity of
distributed load
kN/m2

Concentrated
Load
kN

Motorrooms, fan rooms and the like,


I
includingthe weight of machinery

7.5

4.5

Drivewaysand vehicle ramps,other


than in garages forthe parkingonly of
passengervehiclesand lightvans not
I
exceeding 2,500 kggross mass

5.0

9.0

Repairworkshopsfor all typesof


vehicles, parkingfor vehicles
exceeding 2,500 kg grossmass
includingdrivewaysand ramps

5.0

9.0

Footpaths,terraces and plazas leading


from ground levelwith no obstruction
to vehiculartraffic,pavement lights I

5.0

9.0

Corridors,hallways,stairs, landings,
footbridges,etc., subjectto crowd
loading

4.0

4.5

Footpaths,terraces and plazas leading


fromground levelbut restrictedto
I
pedestriantrafficonly

4.0

4.5

Car parkingonly,for passenger


vehiclesand lightvans not exceeding
2,500 kggrossmassincludinggarages,
I
drivewaysand ramps

2.5

9.0

Catwalks

I 1.0 per

1m centres

12. INTERPRETATION
12.1 In Tables 5, 6 and 7, "fixed seating" shall be taken as seating where
its removal and the use of the space for other purposes is improbable.

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