ANSI TIER Rating Structure

Application

Loading Requirements

Light Duty

Pedestrian traffic only

Vertical

Test Load

13.3

3,000 Lbs

TIER 5

Sidewalk applications with a safety factor for occasional non- deliberate vehicular traffic

Vertical

Design Load

Test Load

22.2 kN

33.3 kN

3,000 Lbs

Lateral

Design Load

Test Load

28.7 kN

43.1 kN

13.3

TIER 8

Sidewalk applications with a safety factor for non-deliberate vehicular traffic

Vertical

Design Load

Test Load

35.6 kN

53.4 kN

8,000 Lbs

12,000 Lbs

Lateral

Design Load

Test Load

28.7 kN

43.1 kN

600 Lbs / Sq. Ft. 900 Lbs / Sq. Ft.

TIER 15

Driveway, parking lot and off- roadway applications subject to occasional non-deliberate heavy vehicular traffic

Vertical

Design Load

Test Load

66.7 kN

100.1 kN

8,000 Lbs

12,000 Lbs

Lateral

Design Load

Test Load

38.3 kN

57.5 kN

800 Lbs / Sq. Ft. 1,200 Lbs / Sq. Ft.

TIER 22

Enclosures that may be exposed to very heavy non-deliberate traffic that exceed the design load of TIER 15.

Vertical

Design Load

Test Load

100.1 kN

150.1 kN

22,500 Lbs

33,750 Lbs

Lateral

Design Load

Test Load

38.3 kN

57.5 kN

2,400 Lbs / Sq. Ft. 3,600 Lbs / Sq. Ft.

AASHTO H-20

Deliberate vehicular traffic applications

Certified precast concrete, cast iron or AASHTO recognized material

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