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The future of live load reduction – part two

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In Part One (in the previous issue – NSC Vol 21, No 3) Alastair Hughes examined how the new regime of EN 1991-1-1:2002, together with its National Annex, makes provision for live load reduction (LLR) in UK buildings designed to the Eurocodes. Some anomalies and questions of interpretation were identified. In Part Two he proposes a way forward for the future.

Unlike Part One, Part Two is a proposal by Alastair Hughes which is aimed not at the designer but at the committee responsible for the standards.

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this technical paper, this article is available as a pdf download only.

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