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A Heavy Steel Framed Warehouse

FORMING part of a comprehensive scheme of rebuilding and extensions of the warehouses and mills of Messrs., J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd., Liverpool, the building illustrated in this article is not only an excellent example of the modern heavy steel framed warehouse, but is also an object lesson in the many advantages possessed by structural steel, especially when difficult structural engineering problems have to be solved. Erected upon a site already crowded with large buildings in which every inch of available floor space was employed at capacity, and even overloaded, it was impossible to carry out the erection with the same ease as when a clear space for handling long stanchions is available. Many of the stanchions, indeed, had to be delivered in short lengths and manceuvred into position through existing roofs and floors, and it says much for the care and skill displayed by Messrs. John Booth & Sons, Hulton Steel Works, Bolton, who were responsible for the fabrication and erection of the steel framework, that when the stanchions were Completed and the floor beams came to be fixed between them, no adjustment whatever was required, for so accurate was the setting out and preparation of the work that the beams fitted with dead level exactness.