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The Single Storey Factory and the Rigid Frame

THE title of this paper, whilst being reasonably brief, suffers from the defect that it does not adequately describe the paper. The original request which was made by the Literature Committee was for a paper on a comparison between ordinary factory construction and modern portal frame construction. In an attempt to compress this into the title something may have been lost, so that it is necessary to explain at once that this paper deals with various forms of construction by means of comparisons with the object of criticising and discussing the advantages of the modern portal frame. In order to effect these comparisons it seemed appropriate to consider the relative merits of the forms of construction applied to a particular factory. Such a comparison might lay itself open to the criticism that the comparison applied to a particular case rather than to the general problem, but it will be seen subsequently that the particular case chosen is quite general in its form and possesses few characteristics peculiar to itself. F.R. Bullen

Author(s): Bullen, F R

Keywords: comparing;portal frames;industrial buildings;long span;low rise;columns;roof trusses;design