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The purpose of this paper is to outline some users' problems and matters of concern with regard to timber trussed rafters in the United Kingdom at the present time, and to discuss points relating to design, materials, fabrication, handling and fixing, and durability.
The use of timber roof trusses has, during the past few years, become widespread in housing construction in Ireland. This paper discusses the position of timber in the building industry, and sets out the criteria used in drafting the Irish Standard for trusses. Also discussed is the approach adopted for controlling manufacture to the requirements of the standard.
Kwai Chung Incinerator is a four-stream refuse incinerator having a designed continuous capacity of 900 t per day, and a peak rating of 1200 t per day. Tenders for the mechanical plant were invited, assessed, and accepted by the Public Works Department before the detailed design of the civil and structural works described in
the paper was begun.
R.C.T. Ho, D.M.A. Hook and D.F. Marshall