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Non-Domestic Decks, Boardwalks & Light Vehicular
IntroductionThis application guide provides
details on the design, specification and construction of timber
decks for non-domestic applications such as board walks, viewing
platforms and light vehicle traffic structures.
scenarios are taken from AS1170.1(see note 1) and include: light
pedestrian loads (4.5 kN concentrated load), heavy pedestrian
traffic (9.0 kN concentrated load) and light vehicular traffic (13
kN concentrated load). In all instances an allowance has been made
for uniformly distributed loads of up to 5.0 kPa. For heavier loads
refer to AS1720.1 and seek engineering
- Timber Manual, National Association of Forest Industries Ltd.,
- Timber decks commercial, industrial, marine, Timber Research
and Development Advisory Council of Queensland, Brisbane.
- Span tables in this document were prepared using Timber
Solutions (structural engineering program), parameters prepared by
Project X Consulting Engineers, Rouse Hill, NSW.