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One of the frequent issues that comes up in barrier cable design is the removal of stanchions.  These are short posts that hold the barrier cables in position.  They serve two functions. First, they control the deflection of the barrier cable during an impact.  The cables are held in place at each column and stanchion,…

As we’ve discussed, barrier cable is used in parking garages to allow for improved visibility and airflow.  However, the most common design hazard in parking garages is vehicle impact.  In order to keep drivers and passengers safe, the American Society of Civil Engineer’s “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures” section 4.5.3 specifies that:…

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