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EC2: ‘Design of concrete structures: Part I ’ has been published by CEN as an ENV. This paper reports on the application of EC2: Part I to the design of the major structural elements in an office building which has also, in comparison, been designed to BS 811O. The exercise was undertaken in collaboration with Andrews, Kent & Stone, consulting engineers, London. The purpose was to provide an indication of the use of EC2 in the design of ‘everyday ’ structures. U. Albrecht, Professor Dr Ing.
This technical note is an attempt to summarise the writer’s main interest over nearly 20 years. It started with a class which I was preparing for the Institution’s Part 3 examination. My emphasis, therefore, was on sketches rather than calculation, but I found that my students had a poor ability to sketch the approximate bending moment, shear force, reactions and deflection solution to a structure. This missing skill I equated with a lack of ‘understanding of structural behaviour’. D.M. Brohn
The new Code of Practice for the design of aluminium structures (BS 8118: Part I) and the new specification for materials, workmanship and protection (BS 8118: Part 2) were published in March 1992. The standard applies to most types of general engineering structure subjected to normal land or marine atmospheric conditions, such as bridges, buildings, towers, road and rail vehicles, marine craft, cranes and offshore topside structures. It does not apply to containment vessels, pipework, airborne structures or naval vessels, or to structures for which specific alternative Codes exist, such as pressure vessels (BS 5500) or lighting columns (BS 5649). P.S. Bulson