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    Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) Dead and live loads

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-03-1981

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1170.1-1981 SAA LOADING CODE - DEAD AND LIVE LOADS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1. SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE.
    6 - 1.2 COMBINATIONS OF LOADING.
    6 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS.
    6 - 1.4 WORKING DRAWINGS.
    6 - 1.5 POSTING OF FLOOR CAPACITIES.
    7 - SECTION 2. DEAD LOADS
    7 - 2.1 MASSES OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION.
    7 - 2.2 PROVISION FOR PARTITIONS.
    8 - SECTION 3. LIVE LOADS
    8 - 3.1 FLOOR, CEILING AND LIKE LIVE LOADS.
    8 - 3.1.1 General.
    8 - 3.1.2 Uniformly Distributed Live Load on Restricted Areas.
    8 - 3.2 PARTIAL LOADING.
    8 - 3.3 IMPACT AND INERTIA LOADS.
    8 - 3.4 CRANE, HOIST AND LIFT LOADS.
    8 - 3.5 LONG DURATION LOADING.
    8 - 3.6 THERMAL MOVEMENT LOADS.
    8 - 3.7 OTHER LIVE LOADS
    8 - 3.7.1 Stairways and Landings.
    9 - 3.7.2 Parapets, Balustrades and Railings.
    9 - 3.7.3 Ceilings, Skylights and Like Structures.
    9 - 3.8 ROOF LIVE LOADS
    9 - 3.8.1 Non-trafficable Roofs.
    9 - 3.8.2 Trafficable Roofs.
    10 - 3.8.3 Provision for Occasional Loading on Roof Trusses or Structure.
    10 - 3.9 REDUCTION OF UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LIVE LOADS
    10 - 3.9.1 Restrictions.
    10 - 3.9.2 Live-load Reduction for Columns, Bearing Walls and Their Supports and Footings
    10 - 3.9.3 Live Load Reductions for Floor Systems
    11 - APPENDIX A - DENSITY AND MASS OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
    14 - APPENDIX B - MINIMUM FLOOR LIVE LOADS
    19 - APPENDIX C - DENSITY OF DENSE-AGGREGATE CONCRETE
    20 - APPENDIX D - LIVE LOAD REDUCTIONS ON BEARING WALLS
    20 - D1 SCOPE
    20 - D2 AREAS USED TO OBTAIN REDUCTION

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    Covers the determination of minimum loads to be assumed in the structural design of buildings and related structures, but does not apply to special structures such as road and rail bridges and cranes nor to loads arising from fluid pressures. Formulas for obtaining roof line loads and for determining permissible reductions in design live loads for floors, columns and bearing walls are given. Tables are included of live loads to be assumed for a wide range of building uses or acceptances as well as of dead loads for the more commonly used building materials.

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    This standard sets out requirements for establishing the minimum dead and live loads to be used in the structural design of buildings and of structures associated with buildings which are to be erected under the provisions of building regulations, by-laws, ordinances, and the like. It does not cover loads arising from pressures exerted by contained material in bunkers, tanks, silos and the like, nor does it cover loadings on special structures such as road or rail bridges or lifting devices. For wind loads for structural design purposes, see AS 1170, Part 2.NOTE: Information on earthquake loads is provided in AS 2121.

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    Committee BD-006
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note (In Rul ST/1). See also AS 1170.1-1989
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    Obsolescent 1989Under revision. See DR 87035 First Published 1971. Second edition 1981.

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