Author: M. Hicks (WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff)
1 June 2015
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M. Hicks (WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff)
All articles published in the June 2015 issue.
This article looks at some aspects of floor loading and how its application has changed for the better. It encourages a careful consideration of loadings to avoid unnecessary and irreversible loss of fabric through the application of significant strengthening schemes, cutting away existing historic framing.
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