The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 79 (2001) > Issues > Issue 6 > Structural Design for Small Projects
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Structural Design for Small Projects

Building Control Bodies are responsible for examining plans submitted by applicants and judging whether the construction of a building could comply with various Parts of Schedule 1 of Building Regulations. For demonstrating compliance with Part A (structural safety), applications include structural calculations and drawings. For small projects, structural drawings, sketches and calculations are presented with some wide degree of variation concerning their clarity and effectiveness in demonstrating adequacy of the design. Some issues arising from checking such work are discussed below, including a case for practical guidance aimed at improving the standard of submissions. Satish Desai