The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 42 (1964) > Issues > Issue 11 > A Review of Industrialized Building. Discussion on the paper by R. D. McMeekin MIStructE MICE (Membe
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A Review of Industrialized Building. Discussion on the paper by R. D. McMeekin MIStructE MICE (Member of Council)

The Chairman opened the discussion by bringing in a point not emphasized in the paper-that so much largescale prefabricated building using big units had become possible, in his opinion, because of the remarkable development in crane building in the last 20 years. As the author had said in his introduction, industrialized building was nothing very new. In the early 1930s a lot of prefabricated buildings had been designed, but the cranes available were so limited that advantage could not be taken of large units.