Notes from a one-day colloquium on progressive collapse

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Pages142; # of pages: 42
Subjectprogressive collapse; loads; construction collapse colloquium; building code recommendations
AbstractSince the partial collapse of the Ronan Point apartment building in Britain in May 1968, the question of what precautions are needed in Canada to ensure reasonable safety against progressive collapse has been rather contentious. In 1970 the Associate Committee of the National Building Code of Canada introduced an Article and a Commentary dealing with progressive collapse into Part 4 of the National Building Code. To date, however, discussion of these provisions and the new revised Article and Commentary in the 1975 Code has apparently been fairly limited. In order to promote more discussion among engineers and between the Division of Building Research and the engineering community, the Division invited two well-known experts in progressive collapse, Mr. L.R. Creasy from Great Britain, and Dr. S.A. Granstrom from Sweden to come to Ottawa on April 14th 1975 to participate in a one-day colloquium with 23 Canadian engineers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15377
NPARC number20375245
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