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Historical structural steelwork handbook. (4th impression 1991)

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Historical structural steelwork handbook. (4th impression 1991)

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Tables and notes on properties of UK and European cast iron, wrought iron and steel sections including design, load and stress data since the mid 19th century. It has been necessary to condense a great deal of technical information to make this document manageable. It can be assumed, then, that recommendations regarding material qualities, sizes etc. are representative rather than inflexible.


1st edition April 1984. 2nd impression March 1987. 3rd impression April 1990. 4th impression April 1991.




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The British Constructional Steelwork Association is the national organisation for the constructional steelwork industry. Publications cover technical, commercial, contractual, quality assurance and health & safety matters.



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