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Structural Safety: Some Problems of Achievement and Control

  • G. S. T. Armer

Abstract

The continuing development of codes and regulations for structural design in the United Kingdom and elsewhere has highlighted several areas of design where the knowledge and understanding of the process necessary to develop these documents constructively could be improved. One such area is structural safety. This paper contains a simple analysis of the concept of safety within the context of building construction and also a discussion of the problems associated with its use as an objective in the building design and control system.

Keywords

Load Case Basic Variable Structural Failure Structural Safety Partial Factor 
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