CURRENT PRACTICES IN STEEL CONSTRUCTION

SYSTEMS CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO STEELS CHIEFLY IN TWO AREAS: MODULAR COMPONENTS FOR SUBASSEMBLIES, AND TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE ON-SITE TIME. HOWEVER, THE SUBASSEMBLIES THEMSELVES ARE NEITHER STANDARDIZED NOR STOCK BECAUSE THE LIKELIHOOD OF USING A PARTICULAR PREFABRICATED ELEMENT IN TWO DIFFERENT JOBS IS TOO REMOTE TO JUSTIFY STOCKING. TO THIS IS ADDED THE COST OF HAVING PIECES IN INVENTORY. AS TO CONSTRUCTION, ONE OF THE MAIN DETERRENTS TO SYSTEMIZATION IS THE SOVEREIGNTY EXERCISED BY INDIVIDUAL OWNERS AND DESIGNERS, EVEN IN SUCH AREAS AS SPECIFICATIONS AND INSPECTION.

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  • Accession Number: 00215591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020638
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM