Applicability and Relevance of Existing Codes, Specifications and Regulations as Related to Industrialized Construction

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Title: Applicability and Relevance of Existing Codes, Specifications and Regulations as Related to Industrialized Construction

Author(s): Thomas J. D'Arcy

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 48

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 67-84

Keywords: bearing walls; building codes; concrete construction; industrialized buildings; live loads; precast concrete; standards; structural design

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
An article outlining some of the constraints that exist in the development of a viable industrialized concrete industry in the United States. Items considered are building codes, ACI Standard 318, design decisions and government and labor constraints. Suggestions and solutions to some of these problem areas are presented.