Interest in the architecture and engineering of new industrial buildings continues to grow. Underlying the design of Cummins' latest diesel engine factory was a vigorous search for a natural and clear architectural expression of its many functions. This involved the orchestration of a large multidisciplinary design team. Generous flexibility of layout, rigorous planning for structurehervices integration, consistent structural detailing, and concern for progressive collapse, all sffected the design,
which is described here from the structural engineer's point of view.
P.B. Higson and R. Hough