J-2 EQUIPMENT PLATFORM BRACING
The purpose of this example problem is to illustrate the design of a braced steel
platform supporting heavy equipment.
The problem generally follows the steps in Table 4-5 and the procedures in
Chapter 10 of this document and Chapter 6 of FEMA 302.
The equipment in this example problem is an elevated steel water tank on a braced steel platform located
on the roof of a two story building. An elevation of the tank and platform is shown in Figure J2-1 and a
framing plan of the platform is shown in Figure J2-2.
Note: For metric equivalents; 1-ft = 0.30m
Figure J2-1. Elevation of tank and platform support structure