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  • Full Scale Floor Load Testing
  • Compsite Floor Deck
  • Steel Framing Construction
  • Structural Load Testing
  • Structural Assessment
  • Deflection Testing
Full Scale Floor Load Testing1 Compsite Floor Deck2 Steel Framing Construction3 Structural Load Testing4 Structural Assessment5 Deflection Testing6


Project: Royce Restaurant and Banquets
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Client: Royce Realty & Management, Inc.
Services:  Full Scale Floor Load Testing

Structure Evaluation Engineers, Inc. (SEE)  was retained to perform a full scale load testing at the second floor of the Royce Restaurant and Banquets to determine the adequacy of floor construction for the building code load requirements. The as-built condition was different from the original drawings. Hence, It was recommended to perform load testing to determine the structural adequacy of the second floor composite deck and beams.

SEE selected two critical bays and performed a full scale load testing per National Building Code requirements for the in-situ load tests. The test area was approximately 34 feet by 40 feet. SEE installed deflection gauges at various locations to measure and study the response of the floor deck, beams, columns, and connections during loading and recovery periods. SEE issued a comprehensive report that outlined the testing procedures, test results, and whether the floor construction met the building code requirements.