Design of precast concrete floors in steel-framed buildings. Part 3: Disproportionate collapse

Author: N. Gorst (British Precast)

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1 June 2018

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Design of precast concrete floors in steel-framed buildings. Part 3: Disproportionate collapse


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Design of precast concrete floors in steel-framed buildings. Part 3: Disproportionate collapse
Date published

1 June 2018

Author

N. Gorst (British Precast)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

First published

1 June 2018

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N. Gorst (British Precast)

In the UK, steel-framed buildings with precast concrete floors are a common form of multistorey building. Such structures may be used for car parking, for commercial, retail or residential property developments, and for public buildings, such as schools and hospitals. This hybrid form of construction has many benefits, including the provision of an early, secure and broad platform from which subsequent site activities can be undertaken.

This article is the last in a series of three addressing aspects of designing steel-framed buildings with precast concrete floors. The article deals with the means of reducing the sensitivity of such a building to disproportionate collapse.

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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