Current Codes and Guidelines

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This chapter reviews the existing codes and guidelines for load testing of structures. A summary of the main requirements of each existing code is provided, with a focus on the determination of the required load and measurements. The requirements for load testing of bridges and buildings are revised, for new and existing structures. An international perspective is given, revising the practice from Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, and Hungary. The chapter concludes with a short overview of the current developments and with a discussion of the different available codes and guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoad Testing of Bridges
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Practice and Diagnostic Load Testing
EditorsEva Lantsoght
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9780429265426
ISBN (Print)9780367210823
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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