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The total weight on a floor, including dead weight of the floor itself, and any line or transient load; permissible loading may be stated in pounds per square foot.
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The live load for which a floor of a building has been designed, and which may be applied safely; usually expressed as a uniformly distributed load, except where there are concentrations of heavy machinery.
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