Barrier Heights, guard rails and hand rails

As I seem to have difficulty explaining the difference between handrails and guardrails and when each is needed, I have added an XY chart to my balustrade design spreadsheet so that I can illustrate the different situations. Handrails and guardrails are not the same...

TechNote#300 Barriers

Barriers versus: Partitions, Walls, Doors, Windows, Balustrades, Guard Rails, Hand rails, Grab Rails Codes provide no real guidance regarding classification of a structure as a barrier or a wall. AS1170.1 specifies barrier loadings to the top edge of the barrier: this...

TechNote#007 Water Tank Roof Covers

Roy G Harrison,  B.Sc(Eng), MIStructE, MIEAust, CPEng Steven CONRAD Harrison,  B.Tech(Mfg & Mech.), MIIE, gradTIEAust Action Effects In 2002, the loading codes were revised and a philosophy of “Design Actions” introduced specifying criteria and procedures for the...