The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 7 > The Belfast Roof Trusses
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The Belfast Roof Trusses

The barrel roof supported on Belfast trusses was widely used for industrial buildings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries because of its efficiency and economy for covering large clear-spans. The different forms of timber trusses used in the so-called ‘Belfast’ roofs are described and their historical origins discussed. M.H. Gould, Professor A. Jennings and R. Montgomery