Barrier Post Design Workbook V2

Spreadsheet for design of barrier post: version 2. Useful for people designing and/or specifying the support structure for a balustrade or other barrier system. The MS Excel spreadsheet simply calculates the base moment for the post supporting the barrier guardrail. Loads are to the various load classes in AS1170.


  1. Posts typically require 100mm to 150mm embedment when cast-in to a floor slab, whilst anchor bolts typically require a minimum  of 70mm to 100mm.
  2. A post fastened to a fascia beam will place torsion in such beam.

Download: wbk2dsgnBarrierPost.xls