Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
1 February 2012
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The Institution of Structural Engineers
Imposed loads (quasi-permanent variable actions) are defined as loads that are applied to the structure. Updated October 2016.
The twisting of elements within structures due to eccentric loading is best avoided. Such actions develop torsion forces - which the elements were not designed to withstand. This note shows structural engineers how to avoid problems that can lead to significant remedial works and/or failures.
An introduction to the core design concepts found within current UK codes of practice.