A proposal for best practice in design, detailing and fabrication of steel structures in developing countries based on worldwide experience

Pegels, G., Eslimy-Isfahany, S.H.R. and Azadnia, H. (2003) A proposal for best practice in design, detailing and fabrication of steel structures in developing countries based on worldwide experience Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), 4 (2-4). pp. 87-99. ISSN 1563-0854

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Abstract

Based on worldwide practical experiences, a fully automated CAD/CAM system covering the process of design and fabrication for a complete spectrum of steel structures is presented in this paper. The system also supports co-operative planning for geographically distributed engineering offices and fabricators. A number of advantageous aspects of such system are also presented. It is believed that the very limited capacity of the building industry in some developing countries is mainly due to its undeveloped planning process, including distributed design and detailing, as well as limitatioins in the fabrication procedures. Therefore, as the best solution, the paper proposes adaptation of a customized and localized version of the new technology. It is finally concluded that civil and structural engineers must particularly gear up to use such tools for a chance to make a successful transitional move to global markets and to make the local building industry strong enough for the challenges of the near future.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer integration; construction processes; CAD/CAM technology transfer
Subjects: H000 Engineering > H200 Civil Engineering > H210 Structural Engineering
H000 Engineering > H200 Civil Engineering
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Ground water and structural engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology
Depositing User: editor environment
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 12:13
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1796

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