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Title: Recommended Practice for the Design and Construction of Concrete Dwelling Houses
Author(s): ACI Committee S-5
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 603-614
Abstract:In preparing this first draft of Recommended Practice for the Construction of Concrete Dwelling Houses, the Committee has recognized to a certain extent the natural limitations of loading and stresses in the dwelling house type. Methods of design applicable to large structures may, with safety, be simplified when applied to dwellings, and arbitrary regulation of wall thickness is justified. Certain facts of common knowledge in regard to the strength of concrete as compared with well-known types of lighter construction should be given expression in regulations for the heavier type.
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