Manual for the systematic risk assessment of high-risk structures against disproportionate collapse

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Robustness is considered an essential aspect of good structural design practice. A risk assessment is a requirement for all structures – designing a structure to be less sensitive to damage renders it safer and reduces risks. The intention of this Manual is to help the structural engineer in the process of preparing a systematic risk assessment for high-risk structures. It also highlights the responsibilities of the client and the communications needed between the structural engineer and client. Also available to purchase in PDF format.

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Robustness is considered an essential aspect of good structural design practice. A risk assessment is a requirement for all structures – designing a structure to be less sensitive to damage renders it safer and reduces risks. The intention of this Manual is to help the structural engineer in the process of preparing a systematic risk assessment for high-risk structures. It also highlights the responsibilities of the client and the communications needed between the structural engineer and client.

Building control bodies will find guidance in the Manual for evaluating submissions for high-risk buildings.The Manual accompanies the Institution’s Practical guide to structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings, which provides a useful primer on the concepts of robustness and the methods used in the design of lower-risk buildings.

In this Manual a systematic risk assessment framework is proposed for the design of high-risk structures against disproportionate collapse. It is written primarily for the design of those structures classified as Class 3 in EN 1991-1-7; however the principles can also be readily applied to all types of structures irrespective of the design standards being used.

The risk-based approach presented may be used to consider the full spectrum of natural, accidental and malicious hazards. Boxed examples are presented throughout to highlight lessons from past failures, provide examples that would constitute a poor design, or to show examples of good design practice. A worked example for a typical Class 3 building is also included.

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Format A4
ISBN 978-1-906335-24-3
Number of pages 68
Publication date October 2013
Publisher IStructE Ltd
Author David Cormie (Arup)