chapter  9
Load testing
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This chapter provides a method for efficiently and accurately assessing, in situ, the structural adequacy of reinforced and prestressed concrete building components. The guidelines allow the engineer to determine whether a specific portion of a structure has the necessary capacity to adequately resist a given loading condition. These guidelines establish a protocol for full-scale, in-situ load testing including planning, executing, and evaluating a testing program, which will assist the engineer in implementing an efficient load test.