Preliminary Considerations of Design



All design work should result in a structure that fulfils its intended function at an economic price. Simplicity does not necessarily mean a lack of effort and yet the most successful structures achieve their function with an impression of ease which is the result of a combination of complex skills. Each part of the structure will fit naturally into the pattern of the whole giving an overall sense of unity free from the distractions of unnecessary parts or a poor arangement of the various members.


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© Ian Robb 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalfordUK

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