Typical live loads of different types of buildings. Handy information for civil or structural engineers.

Self contained dwelling units; 1.5 kN per meter squared.

For public buildings where there is a tendency for many people to be in the building at once. For example;boarding houses, lodging houses, guest houses, hostels, residential clubs and communal areas in blocks of ﬂats Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms and the like including the weight of machinery; 7.5kN per meter squared.

Communal kitchens, laundries; 3.0kN per meter squared.

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard room ; 2.0kN per meter squared.

Toilet Rooms; 2.0kN per meter squared.

Bedroom, Dormitories; 1.5kN per meter squared.

Corridors, hallways, stairs, landings, footbridges; 3.0kN per meter squared.

Hotels and motels Boiler rooms, motor rooms, fan rooms and the like, including the weight of machinery ; 7.5kN per meter squared.

Assembly areas without ﬁxed seating, dance halls, Bar; 5kN per meter squared.

Assembly areas with ﬁxed seating;4kN per meter squared..

Corridors, hallways, stairs, landings, footbridges, etc; 4kN per meter squared..

Kitchen Laundries; 3kN per meter squared.

Dining rooms, lounges, billiard room; 2kN per meter squared.

Bedrooms., Toilet rooms ; 2kN per meter squared.