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Floor and Suspended Loads on Agricultural Structures Due to Use

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ANSI/ASAE EP378.4   June  2010

Keywords: Buildings, Floors, Loads, Safety, Structures

1 Purpose and scope

1.1 This Engineering Practice presents probable floor and suspended loads due to building use and methods of applying the loads in building design.

1.2 This Engineering Practice includes recommended design loads resulting from livestock, suspended caged poultry, vehicles, and manure stored on a floor. It does not include loads on manure storages or wind and snow loads, or building design loads covered by ANSI/ASCE-7. Specifications for these applications are included in ASABE Engineering Practice EP393, Manure Storages.

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