oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Significant developments in the design of steel structures
|Article Title||Significant developments in the design of steel structures|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Dec 1958|
|Pages||508 - 509|
|Keyword(s)||Design of steel structures and Developments|
Although the Author has indicated that nearly all steel structures erected in South Africa at present are designed to B.S.S. 449-1948, this may only be so in areas where Local Authority by-laws are not in force. The full acceptance by local authorities of the B.S.S. or Bureau of Standards regulations is regrettably slow, and this is a great hindrance to progressive engineers employing structural steel. This fact has resulted in higher costs to all concerned and reflects most forcibly on the national economy. Model by-laws formulated by the Bureau of Standards serve as a guide to all local authorities throughout the Union and a national need exists for a uniform adoption of these standards.
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