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Limit State Design

Partial safety factors, reliability theory, limit state design ... and their problems

*  ‘What’s Wrong with Load Factor Design?’, ICE Proceedings Part 1, November 1979. (ICE Telford Premium)

*  ‘Secondary Dead Load and the Limit State Approach’, Concrete, September 1981.

*  ‘Concrete Cube Strengths - What Use are Statistics?’, ICE Proceedings Part 2, December 1981. (ICE Telford Premium)

* ‘Draft Eurocode 2: Is this the future of concrete design?’, ICE Proceedings ‘Structures and Buildings, November 1993.

* ‘Limit state at 40: new beginning or midlife crisis?’ The Structural Engineer, 18th January 1994.

*   ‘Factors of Ignorance?’, The Structural Engineer, 16th October 2001, pp. 16-17.

*  ‘Eurocodes in the Britain: the questions that still need answering’, Proceedings of ICE: Civil Engineering, February 2010 pp. 27-34.

* A history of the safety factors’, The Structural Engineer 89 (20), 18th October 2011, pp. 20-26.

‘Concrete specification and testing - is BS EN 206 fit for purpose?’, Concrete, April 2014, pp. 35-36.