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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: Factors Influencing Structural Safety
Author(s): Norman F. Somes
Publication: Special Publication
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
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.
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