Structural design considerations and applications
The successful application of high-strength concrete requires the complete cooperation of the owner, architect, structural engineer, contractor, concrete supplier and testing laboratory. In locations where applications of high-strength concrete have been successfully accomplished, the construction team has worked together for their mutual benefit and for the benefit of the engineering community. In the case of buildings, the owner must be willing to allow the building to become a state-of-the-art structure. The architect must be willing to design a structure that will utilize the benefits of high-strength concrete. The structural engineer must have the knowledge and ability to adapt structural design concepts based on lower strength concretes for use with higher strength materials. At the same time, the designer must work within the boundaries of the codes and specifications.