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This brand new edition substantially updates the first edition which provided a focus primarily on manual methods of drafting. Whilst retaining the context of drawing presentation in 2D format, this current edition of the Handbook recognises the significant innovation occurring in steel detailing practice, with the use of advanced 3D models, laser scanning and virtual reality combining to point towards a substantial realignment of industry practice and an increased relevance of steel detailers in the structural steelwork supply chain.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide sufficient information for a trainee structural steel detailer to learn the fundamentals of how to detail most members and connections in a simple steel-framed building. It covers the process of structural steelwork detailing, commencing with the fundamentals of structural steel and how to lay out steel detail drawings, continuing with the types and behaviour of bolts and welds and standardisation of connections then providing detail on a range of structural component types, such as beams, columns, trusses, bracing, purlins, girts, portal frames and stairs. The Handbook concludes by discussing detailing for economy.
A significant new addition to this updated edition is the ability to download electronic files associated with the book content, including a valuable complete 3D model of a steel framed building in IFC format, which users will be able to bring into their steel detailing software, review and interact with.
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