The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 3 (1911) > Issues > Issue 1 > Report of the Reinforced Concrete Practice Standing Committee embodying suggestions on the "Standard
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Report of the Reinforced Concrete Practice Standing Committee embodying suggestions on the "Standardisation of drawings of reinforced concrete work"

The advantages of standardisation in respect to the preparation of drawings for reinforced concrete, either to contractors in the execution of the work or to architects and engineers to whom these drawings are submitted in the preliminary stages of any job, are considerable. Reinforced concrete is only one branch of general structural engineering and building construction, and it should come into proper relation with the other trades employed on building and engineering works. It ought, therefore, for this reason to conform as far as convenient to general practice in respect to the preparation of drawings, and as reinforced concrete is most extensively used in building, drawings should conform most closely to general architectural practice. The standards which will be found advisable for the preparation of drawings for reinforced concrete in architectural work will serve quite well for engineering work, and therefore more regard has beell paid to the building than to the engineering side in the remarks which follow.