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Live load is a civil engineering term that refers to a load that can change over time. The weight of the load is variable or shifts locations, such as when people are walking around in a building. Anything in a building that is not fixed to the structure can result in a live load, since it can be moved around.

### How do you calculate service load?

Index: Loads. Feeders, Calculations = Annex D

1. Go to annex D in your code book for reference.
2. Using your calculator multiply 2500 x 3 = 7500.
3. Small appliance load = 3000.
5. Using your calculator add 7500, 3000, 1500 = 12000 now subtract 3000 = 9000 now multiply by .35 = 3150 now add 3000 = 6150.

Live loads refer to the transient forces that move through a building or act on any of its structural elements. They include the possible or expected weight of people, furniture, appliances, cars and other vehicles, and equipment.

#### What is the standard live load?

U.S. building codes specify a uniform live load of 40 pounds per square foot (psf) for most residential floor designs. This load is intended to account for the large number of loads that can occur in a residence.

#### What are the types of live loads?

Typical live loads may include; people, the action of wind on an elevation, furniture, vehicles, the weight of the books in a library and so on. A live load can be expressed either as a uniformly distributed load (UDL) or as one acting on a concentrated area (point load).

Live load refers to occupational forces from occupancy and intended use. They represent transient forces that can be moved through the building or act on a particular structural element. Because live load depends on structural strength, knowledge of the exact planned use of the building is important.

## What does service live load mean?

The service load is the best estimate of the actual load that a concrete member may be called on to support. The current way, Ultimate Strength. The design load is the service load increased by specified load factors in order to provide a factor of safety. Traditional Examples: Service Load = Dead Load + Live Load.

Live loads are those loads defined in Chapter 2 of this code. 1. Apartments (see residential) 2. Access floor systems 3. Armories and drill rooms 4. Assembly areas 5. Balconies and decks h