Historical Notes on Structural Safety*

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Title: Historical Notes on Structural Safety*

Author(s): Frank A. Randall, Jr.

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 70

Issue: 10

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.

Date: 10/1/1973

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.