global floor loading codes

In this table is a summary of floor loading in the design of offices, as assembled from design codes. This data is also found at the following DOI:

COUNTRY test

POPULATION

AREA LOAD min (kN/m2)

AREA LOAD (heavily loaded space) min (kN/m2)

POINT LOAD min (kN)

POINT LOAD (heavily loaded space) min (kN)

Urban population percentage

China

1,349,585,838

2.00

51%

India

1,220,800,359

2.50

5.00

2.70

9.00

31%

United States

316,668,567

2.40

4.79

8.90

82%

Indonesia

251,160,124

2.40

4.79

8.90

51%

Brazil

201,009,622

2.00

3.00

87%

Pakistan

193,238,868

2.40

4.80

9.00

36%

Nigeria

174,507,539

2.50

5.00

9.00

50%

Bangladesh

163,654,860

2.40

4.80

9.00

28%

Russia

142,500,482

2.94

74%

Japan

127,253,075

1.60

3.50

91%

Mexico

116,220,947

1.50

1.50

1.50

1.50

78%

Philippines

105,720,644

2.40

4.80

9.00

49%

Ethiopia

93,877,025

3.00

2.00

2.00

17%

Vietnam

92,477,857

2.00

3.00

31%

Egypt

85,294,388

2.50

44%

Germany

81,147,265

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

74%

Turkey

80,694,485

5.00

72%

Iran

79,853,900

2.00

2.00

69%

France

65,951,611

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

85%

United Kingdom

63,395,574

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

80%

Italy

61,482,297

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

68%

Burma

55,167,330

2.39

4.79

8.90

33%

South Africa

48,601,098

2.50

3.00

4.50

5.00

62%

Spain

47,370,542

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

77%

Poland

38,383,809

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

61%

Canada

34,568,211

2.40

4.80

9.00

81%

Afghanistan

31,108,077

2.39

4.79

8.90

24%

Netherlands

16,805,037

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

83%

Portugal

10,799,270

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

61%

Greece

10,772,967

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

61%

Belgium

10,444,268

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

97%

Czech Republic

10,162,921

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

73%

Hungary

9,939,470

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

70%

Sweden

9,119,423

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

85%

Austria

8,221,646

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

68%

Hong Kong

7,182,724

2.50

5.00

3.00

4.50

100%

Bulgaria

6,981,642

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

73%

Denmark

5,556,452

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

87%

Slovakia

5,488,339

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

55%

Singapore

5,460,302

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

100%

Finland

5,266,114

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

85%

Ireland

4,775,982

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

62%

Croatia

4,475,611

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

58%

Lithuania

3,515,858

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

67%

Albania

3,011,405

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

52%

Latvia

2,178,443

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

68%

Slovenia

1,992,690

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

50%

Estonia

1,266,375

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

70%

Cyprus

1,155,403

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

71%

Luxembourg

514,862

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

85%

Brunei

415,717

2.50

5.00

2.70

4.50

76%

Malta

411,277

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

95%

Iceland

315,281

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

93%

Andorra

85,293

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50

88%

Total

5,468,009,166

Average

2.19

3.42

1.70

5.36

Median

2.00

3.00

1.50

4.50