Including Change 2, August 2006
Include a table of contents.
Provide a brief statement describing the structural system, significant
design parameters, and any restrictions that may affect the project design within the
Provide all design criteria including the following:
Loads. Include all loadings, forces, temperature changes, induced
settlements, etc. that may affect the design of the structure. The list must include the
application/location, magnitude, and units of measure for each load.
Restrictions. Include all limiting factors such as deflection limits
(horizontal and vertical), height restrictions, special tolerances for installing or operating
equipment, or other special restrictions that may affect the design of the structure.
Materials. Include all materials to be used and their allowable stress
limits, yield strength, type, grade, class, and all other applicable material properties.
References. Include all criteria, accepted standards, manuals, codes,
texts, papers, or other design information used in the analysis and design that is
accepted in a public domain. All references must be appropriately identified.
Abbreviations such as AISC, ASTM, ACI, etc. are acceptable. When a facility user
provides criteria, document the originator in the calculations.
Provide structural calculations for the main framing systems and all
beams, columns, walls, foundations, slabs, bracing, diaphragms, equipment supports,
etc., and component inter-connections to provide a safe, stable, efficient and cost-
effective structural system for the project, considering all design loads and criteria.
Provide an adequate number of sketches with sufficient detail to make the
designer's intention clear, concise, and easily understandable. Note all assumptions
and references to codes, standards, criteria, drawings, and computer output.
Design for lateral forces must include design calculations for wind,
seismic, and other potential loadings. The construction drawings must depict the
governing design elements based on both seismic and wind design requirements.
Computer generated calculations must identify the program name, source,
and version. Provide input data, including loads, loading diagrams, node diagrams, and
adequate documentation to illustrate the design. The schematic models used for input
must show, as a minimum, nodes/joints, element/members, materials/properties, and all
loadings, induced settlements/deflections, etc., and a list of load combinations. Results
must include an output listing for maximum/minimum stresses/forces and deflections for
each element and the reactions for each loading case and combination.