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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2013 (English)In: Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications and Challenges - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013, CRC Press, 2013, 1963-1971 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish Institute of Steel Construction was founded in 1969 and marks the organization of steel-building incorporating research and actively informing its members on development in the field. This paper argues that the professionalization process of the steel-building industry was dependent on the ideal to be able to build tall buildings. The advantages of building in steel are foremost time efficiency related to production and this is in turn was dependent on three different construction improvements. First, solutions for fireproofing steel constructions, such as vermiculite; the introduction of high-strength bolts; and the air impact wrench, which entered the market in the 1950s. In addition, the steel building industry organized itself using the Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute as a model. CBI had been very successful in organizing and developing concrete building technologies through research and this seems to have been an essential component of developing the steel-building field.

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CRC Press, 2013. 1963-1971 p.
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Building technologies, Cement and concretes, Construction improvements, High strength bolts, Professionalization process, Steel buildings, Swedishs, Time efficiencies, Architecture, Concretes, Construction industry, Fireproofing, Steel construction, Tall buildings, Steel research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139904ISI: 000350208600243ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887907956ISBN: 978-041566195-9OAI: diva2:688184
2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013; Guimaraes; Portugal; 24 July 2013 through 26 July 2013

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