The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 55 (1977) > Issues > Issue 9 > The Economics of Steelwork Design
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The Economics of Steelwork Design

This paper sets out in qualitative terms guidance for engineers in achieving the economic use of structural steelwork. It identifies the major cost items in the total construction process and emphasises the importance of their relative values. Then the cost items of the steelwork itself are given and discussed in detail and the paper indicates how money can be saved or wasted depending on the approach adopted by the designer. It indicates how a knowledge of the various steps involved in the steelwork contractor's function can be of great value in deriving the most economic structural solution. F.H. Needham

Author(s): Needham, F H