The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 42 (1964) > Issues > Issue 2 > A review of industrialized building
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A review of industrialized building

The conditions encouraging the growth of industrialized building and the initiatives which are giving it momentum are first reviewed, after which comparisons are drawn with conventional building. The effects on architects, engineers and building labour are examined, followed by the factory problems of precision, tolerances and programming. It is suggested that although structural analysis can be simpler, joints can cause serious design problems. The various design criteria of joints are examined and a list is made of the requirements to be met together with comment on the resulting problems. R. D. McMEEKIN

Author(s): McMeekin, R D

Keywords: industralised building;reviews;construction work;connections;europe