The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 59 (1981) > Issues > Issue 2 > The Developing Challenge for Structural Designers
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The Developing Challenge for Structural Designers

This paper indicates why new materials and new construction techniques are difficult to introduce into the building industry, and draws attention to the fact that loads are more effectively carried by tension than by compression. It concludes that gross deformation structures are bound to be developed in the future. Professor E. Happold