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Walk-In coolers

Meeting the new requirements of PA201, PA202, and PA203

The following depicts how that may be accomplished.

First, the importance factor to be used when designing to ASCE 7-88 is 1.05. The walk-in coolers need to be tested for impact and cyclic loading, where the cyclic loading has corresponding structural design load multiples. If your design incorporates a roof design or material type that is covered in the Miami-Dade County Roofing protocols, it would have to be tested under that protocol. Also, a live load test may also be required per section 2314.2 of the South Florida Building Code.

Second, the following depicts some of the configurations that would be required in order to comply with the established requirements.
Walk-in Cooler
Walk-in Cooler

The depicted X1, X2, and X3 correspond to the two impact locations of each of the three wall specimens required.
Walk-in Cooler

The X depicts the location of the two required impact locations on each of the three roof specimens required.

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