oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The design that precedes the design

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A successful conceptual design is the key to a successful structure, and yet there is very little written about the subject. It was therefore of great interest to me to be able to attend the 1996 lASS symposium. The symposium was devoted entirely to the 'Conceptual Design of Structures', a first for an international conference. Its timeliness can be seen in the interest it created. During the week-long symposium 142 papers were presented.

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