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British Steel in Bahrain

by D. K. Doran, BSc(Eng), DIC, MICE,  Manager, Structural Design Department, George Wimpey & Co. Ltd The foundation stone for Isa new town was laid in …

Head office for Hearts of Oak Benefit Society

The Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, which operates within the framework of the Friendly Societies Act, has grown from humble beginnings in 1842 to become one of …

First British Rail bridge in weathering steel

The first stage of the British Rail Freightliner network was virtually completed in mid-summer 1967 and plans were then prepared for the next stage of the …

GEAI, Rouen

Like many other highly industrialised nations, France has sought to solve its desperate housing problems by making use of prefabricated structures, in steel as …

Unusual Television Studio

The building illustrated is clad with 85 tons of sheet lead – chosen for its sound insulating qualities – coloured a soft grey. The cantilever doubly …

Brief stories from Building with Steel, November 1968

AUSTERE BEAUTY A striking landmark in an historical setting is St Aengus’s church on the shore of Lough Swilly some six miles from Londonderry. Set austerely …

Designed for Colour Transmission: Yorkshire Television Studios

Yorkshire Television Ltd began as a race against time in the middle of 1967 for on 12 June the company was allotted the new ITV broadcasting contract for the …

Fabricating the Irwell Valley Bridge

The Irwell Valley Bridge is a single span road bridge, over 200 ft long, comprising seven trapezoidal box girders. Each girder was fabricated at the works in …

A ‘Grand Stand’ at Lords

It was in 1814 that Mr T. Lord leased the now famous ground to the Marylebone Cricket Club and the story of Cricket made way for Wisden. This was not the first …

General Post Office Expansion and Composite Construction

The West Central District Office, Holborn, London, and the Postal and Sorting Office in Whitechapel Road, London The West Central District and Eastern District …

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