The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 8 > Structural Steelwork Fabrication
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Structural Steelwork Fabrication

Despite the overall cost competitiveness of steel in construction, many steel framed buildings remain more costly to manufacture and build than they need be. Details and components often become unnecessarily complicated and expensive because the factors that govern production costs are not always appreciated. The aim of this paper is to describe the nature and sequence of routine workshop processes from plain rolled steel to the finished fabrication stage, with an explanation of the various operations that may be involved. Emphasis is placed on general building structures supported by typical examples to show the influence of basic design decisions on ultimate costs. R. Taggart