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Despite all the efforts being put into expanding renewable energy sources, large–scale power stations will be essential as part of a reliable energy supply strategy for a longer period. Given that they are low on CO 2 emissions, many countries are moving into or expanding nuclear energy to cover their baseload supply. Building structures required for nuclear plants whose protective function means they are classified as safety–related, have to meet particular construction requirements more stringent than those involved in conventional construction. This book gives a comprehensive overview from approval aspects given by nuclear and construction law, with special attention to the interface between plant and construction engineering, to a building structure classification. All life cycles phases are considered, with the primary focus on execution. Accidental actions on structures, the safety concept and design and fastening systems are exposed to a particular treatment. Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English Beton–Kalender Series for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn Beton–Kalender has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in ferro–concrete structures until as the book s first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862–1942), expressed it the tempestuous development in this form of construction came to an end. However, the Beton–Kalender quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945–1950 has been published annually ever since.

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Author(s)Meiswinkel R
PublisherJohn Wiley
ISBN9783433030424
Pages150
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearApril 2013