Load Tables

April 1, 2022

Use of Load Tables

  • Calculated load tables
    • Provide guideline for spanning capacity of panels
    • Do not consider fastener pull-over or pull-out values
  • Load tables developed through testing
    • Are generally accepted by code as being more representative of real-world conditions


  • Load tables are valuable references, relied upon by designers and code officials to assure that buildings are built to withstand forces of many kinds
  • Load tables developed through testing tend to be more accurate than mathematically derived tables
  • Site specific engineering is the most accurate way to ascertain spanning capabilities of panels on individual projects
  • Calculated or testing load tables are dependent upon current verbiage identified within referenced building codes