The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 1 > Design Philosophy for Long Spans in Buildings and Bridges
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Design Philosophy for Long Spans in Buildings and Bridges

The paper discusses the basic philosophy of designing long spans in buildings, as different from, but compared to, long-span bridges. It reviews, from first principles, the fundamental interdependence between stability, stiffness, and strength, and explains historical bias. J. Bobrowski