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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Historical Notes on Structural Safety*
Author(s): Frank A. Randall, Jr.
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 669-681
Keywords: building codes: concrete construction; concretes:construction; failures; history; loads (forces); reinforced concrete: reviews; safety; safety factor; statistical
analysis: structural design.
Abstract:History is briefly reviewed to gain a perspective of our present standards for structural safety. Some outstanding structures, development of engineering, and instances of safety regulations are cited. The panorama of events illustrates a wealth of experiences in the development of the factor of safety.
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