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Building Foundations - Loads

Typical loads on building foundations.

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Building foundations - typical loads

Typical maximum loads on building foundations:

  • Concrete frame, masonry clad : 20 - 25 kN/m2  
  • Steel frame, masonry clad : 15 - 20 kN/m2 
  • Precast concrete floor slabs, masonry walls : 15 - 20 kN/m2
  • Timber frame, masonry clad : 10 - 15 kN/m2
  • Steel frame, steel clad : 5 - 10 kN/m2
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