Serviceability design of residential wood framed floors in Canada

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ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2000: 31 July 2000, Whistler, British Columbia
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectvibration criteria
AbstractThe serviceability design of wood-framed residential floors in Canada has taken a departure from use of the traditional deflection criterion based on maximum deflection under uniform loading. This departure is based on laboratory and field research in the 1970's and 1980's which, in 1990, led to adoption of a new criterion in the National Building Code of Canada. In part, this criterion is based on limiting the deflection of a floor system under the action of a concentrated load of 1 kN. This paper reviews the aspects of floor performance that a serviceability criterion is designed to limit, and the progress that has been made to extend the requirements to other than lumber joist floors. Research currently under way is designed to set the criteria within a broader dynamically based framework, and future research needs are outlined.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number38501
NPARC number20378988
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Record created2012-07-24
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