The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 72 (1994) > Issues > Issue 20 > Partial Safety Factors for Reinforcement
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Partial Safety Factors for Reinforcement

Over recent years there has been discussion of the possibility of reducing the partial safety factor for reinforcement. This paper puts the case for a reduction from the present value of 1.15 to 1.05. The case is made on three grounds: - 30 years experience with the current safety levels - comparison with structural steel design where lower factors are used - comparison of current sufety level with the recommendations of Eurocode 1. Professor A.W. Beeby

Author(s): Beeby, A W

Keywords: partial safety factors;reinforcement;reinforced concrete;comparing;steel;eurocode1;bs8110;eurocode2;history;bs5950;prestressed concrete