Structural safety

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 147
Physical description6 p.
Subjectcollapse; causes of failures; safety engineering; structural stability; structural design
AbstractA basic requirement of any civil engineering structure is that it does not collapse, causing death, injury or economic loss. It is a requirement that cannot be made absolute. Structures have collapsed, and even with improved technology they will continue to do so. This Digest will consider the risks involved, the main reasons for structural collapse, and how risks are taken into account by structural engineers in design. Finally, as an aid to designers and builders, the Digest will include a list of specially vulnerable situations that have caused most structural collapses in Canada.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : La sécurité et les charpentes
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number1954
NPARC number20328146
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Record identifier7c40d582-dcb7-4e35-ae70-8095b3854128
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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