Some Suggestions for the Design of Concrete Buildings


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Title: Some Suggestions for the Design of Concrete Buildings

Author(s): W.P. Anderson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 351-364

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1916

Reinforced concrete buildings are often uneconomically designed. This is sometimes due to unnecessar restrictions in specifications; sometimes also largely to improper proportioning of various members, and sometimes to neglect to consider the effect of the design on the cost of the form work. Records of detailed costs of reinforced concrete buildings made by out company in the last fourteen years, together with tests which we have made on actual buildings and in our laboratories, have given us data not available to all designers and, therefore, some of these data and the conclusions we have drawn therefrom may be of interest.