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Correspondence on The New National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Structures by Mr. R. Stainsby

Mr A. C. G. Hayward (F) (Cass Hayward & Partners): The new national steelwork document should be welcomed by most engineers in that they need expend less effort in writing a specification for what is a specialised product. Provided that the document is widely adopted, employers should benefit long term from more uniform pricing of steel fabrication, and it appears to be gaining acceptance. A unique specification always attracts higher rates, because of either lack of familiarity or the need for the fabricator to institute procedures (such as machine ending) extra to his normal production line.