An Investigation of Live Loads on Concrete Structures During Construction

by Saeed Karshenas, Marquette Univ, United States,
H. Ayoub, Marquette Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


Slab formwork live loads include the weight of equipment, construction material storage loads, and impact loads when placing the concrete. In this paper material and equipment loads are investigated. Data on equipment and material storage loads are collected by surveying twenty concrete buildings under construction. Direct weighting method and inventory technique were used to collect material and equipment load data. The collected load data are used to develop probability models representing slab formwork loads.

Subject Headings: Impact loads | Live loads | Load factors | Concrete | Concrete structures | Concrete construction | Formwork (concrete construction) | Construction equipment

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