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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: General Approach to Safety, Serviceability, and Limit State Philosophy-European Concrete Committee
Author(s): R.W. Rowe
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 13-22
Keywords: building codes; cracking (fracturing); limit state design; loads (forces); prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; safety factor; serviceability; structural design
Abstract:The developments, relating to structural safety, which have taken place in recent years are reviewed with particular reference to the activities of the Joint Committee on Structural Safety. The interpretation of these developments in code of practice form is discussed and suggested clauses presented.
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