Factors Influencing Structural Safety

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Title: Factors Influencing Structural Safety

Author(s): Norman F. Somes

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 48

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 177-140

Keywords: building codes; buildings; construction; deflection; explosives; fialure; limit design method; loads (forces); safety factor; standards; structural analysis; structural design

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
The paper identifies and briefly discusses the factors that collectively influence the structural safety of a building. These include the probablilty of occurrence of extreme loading, the factors of design and construction process that determines the building's response, and the function of the building that influences both its design and the consquences of an extensive structural failure. . .Finally, conclusions and recommendation are made with respect to these deficiencies.