Author: Bolton, Arthur
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In the Chair, Mr. J. E. Swindlehurst, O.B.E., M.I.C.E., M.I.Struct.E., President of the British Section, Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France, supported by Mr. E. GRANTER, B.Sc.(Eng.), M.I.C.E., President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
In May, 1950, the Ministry of Civil Aviation invited tenders for the design and construction of a three-bay hangar at London Airport. With a view to reducing maintenance costs to a minimum, the roof structure was to be fabricated in aluminium alloy but the stanchions, at the discretion of the tenderer, could be either steel or aluminium. This paper will demonstrate that aluminium is a material to be seriously considered for work of this nature.