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Structural failures in buildings

Structural failures in buildings

papers presented at a symposium held at the Cafe Royal, London, on 30 April 1980.

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Published by Institution of Structural Engineers in London .
Written in English


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To be able to transport out work such as redevelopments etc. to bing edifices it is hence of import to hold knowledge about such failures and the solutions ore the purpose is to build a proficient reappraisal of the Post-tensioning system which was implemented for the failure of the cantilevered concrete balconies at Fallingwater.


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