RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF R.C.
AND P.C. STRUCTURES
36th Our World in Concrete and Structures (OWICs) - 2011
F. Mola*, E. Mola and L.M. Pellegrini
Conceptual design, concrete technology, construction techniques, bridges, tall buildings
Some basic aspects of modern civil engineering are discussed, with a focus
on the conceptual approach to structural design. After presenting the peculiar features of conceptual design, the development of normative documents is discussed, particularly for reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures. The development of concrete technologies and construction techniques for this kind of structures are then discussed. Finally, some outstanding and representative buildings and infrastructures are presented. The fundamental aspects of the evolution of the construction practice are thus clarified and the role of the modern structural engineering is highlighted.