Unit Buildings Cut Construction Costs


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Title: Unit Buildings Cut Construction Costs

Author(s): L. G. Farrant and W. C. Harry

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 47

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 669-679

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 5/1/1951

Design of a parking garage, sperating the building into many parts, resulted in a highly functional and flexible low cost structure. The authors recongnize that the principle of unit buildings can be applied to any type of structure. A flat slab readily adapts itself to this principle and in this design it was again proved that the methods of analysis recommended by ACI can be applied to a slab of unconventional nature to obtain adaquate safe design.