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Target cost factory

Ofrex Engineering Ltd are moving to South Wales from overcrowded South London. These notes briefly describe the new factory built in a Target Cost Management …

Halifax Building Society Headquarters

The largest building society in the world is now building its new headquarters in Halifax and steel is playing an interesting part in its construction. The …

All-steel operating theatre

This theatre was constructed by the medical equipment division of Calmic Ltd in association with T. P. Bennett & Son at a cost of £68,000. It is designed …

The County Hotel, Bedford

From Building with Steel, June 1969 by Gwylon Isaac, Bsc, DIC, CEng, MICE In December 1964 the contractors appointed to carry out the construction of the hotel …

Car Park for BOAC

Space frame structures are usually associated with roof frameworks but in this new car-park at Heathrow they have been used for the floor decks. Also unusual …

Churches and Steel

From Building With Steel, February 1972 Churches are being built for new centres of population and to replace older structures no longer suitable. They take …

Luton Airport Hangar

Readers of ‘Building with Steel’ will recall that the back outside cover of No 1 featured a picture of a new hangar being built at Luton Airport. …

The Recreational Complex

Recent years have seen the development of multi-activity sports and recreational com­plexes. There is clearly need for more. Gerry Williamson writes here of …

Offshore quarters

Conditions are tough on an oil-drilling rig. The work is arduous and the weather can be foul. Off-duty the crew therefore need comfortable quarters. That these …

The Structural Steel Design Awards 1971

From Building with Steel, November 1971 The British Steel Corporation in conjunction with the British Constructural Steelwork Association has once again …

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