chapter  3
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LIMIT STATE DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

The code BS 8110, part 1 in clause 2.1.1 states that the aim of design is the achievement of an acceptable probability that the structure will perform satisfactorily during its life. It must carry the loads safely, not deform excessively and have adequate durability and resistance to the effects of misuse and fire. The clause recognizes that no structure can be made one hundred percent safe and that it is only possible to reduce the probability of failure to an acceptably low level.