The Design of Steel Structures: Questioning the Code

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The Design of Steel Structures: Questioning the Code

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The Design of Steel Structures: Questioning the Code
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Locke, Joe

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Locke, Joe

This viewpoint is written on a wholly personal basis and may not reflect the views of the trade and professional associations with which I am associated, or those of my employer. I write after a decade of concern, discussion, meetings and seminars in connection with EC 3, the proposed European Steel Structures Design Code, and with a current feeling of complete frustration and despair.

Joe Locke

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