This publication was commissioned by the ReinforcedConcrete Council.The Group was set up in 1988 to promote better
knowledge and understanding of reinforced concrete design
and building technology.Its members are Co-Steel Sheerness plc and Allied Steel
Wire, representing the major suppliers of reinforcing steelin the UK; and the British Cement Association, representingthe major manufacturers of Portland cement in the UK.The authors of this publication are Peter Matthew, partnerwith consulting engineers Powell, Tolner
Associates andDavid Bennett, Senior Engineer in the Marketing Divisionof the British Cement Association.
The authors wish to thank the following organizations fortheir considerable help in providing the building data forthe survey:Anthony Hunt/YRM PartnershipBeersBison LimitedBunyan Meyer
PartnersComposite Structures LimitedDGI International plcFerguson
Associates James-Carrington and Partners Jan Bobrowski and PartnersOve Arup
Thanks are also due to Brian Dyer of Tower Associates
for drafting the floor plans.
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Published by the British Cement Association on behalf of
industry sponsors of the Reinforced Concrete Council.
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