The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 69 (1991) > Issues > Issue 19 > Load Testing of Floors and Roofs
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Load Testing of Floors and Roofs

Engineers are increasingly being called on to carry out appraisals of existing structures. The sources of information available to an engineer when carrying out an appraisal of an existing structure are: (1) existing documentation on the original design and construction and any subsequent modifications; (2) the maintenance history of the structure; (3) surveys of the structure providing information on: - as built-dimensions, reinforcement details, etc. - present loadings (from reassessment of current dead and imposed loads) - the physical condition and properties of the construction materials; - any visible defects; (4) relevant Codes of Practice and other guidance documents. R.M. Moss