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Modern steel buildings require a high degree of pre-fabrication and effective integration of key components. The concept of open building systems in steel is developed with a focus on the multi-storey residential sector. This research concentrated on providing 'enabling' or supporting technologies and on basic performance data to assist in the development of these systems. Energy has been channelled into standardising interfaces between structural and other components such as cladding, services and lifts, and on increasing customisation without compromising manufacturing efficiency. Information technology is seen as a major driver, and its role is investigated. The research will lead to the development of new systems involving skeletal, planar and modular components, including supporting design information.

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Authors: DÖRING B, RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl für Stahlbau und Leichtmetallbau, Aachen (DE);KUHNHENNE M, ArcelorMittal Esch, R & D, Esch/Alzette (LU);VASSART O, CORUS UK LTD, Rotherham (UK);HARPER C, CTICM, Saint-Aubin (FR);BEGUIN P, RUUKKI, Helsinki (FI);HERBIN S, RUUKKI, Helsinki (FI);SEPPÄNE A, The Steel Construction Institute, Ascot (UK);LAWSON M, CIB, Rotterdam (NL);YANDZIO E, CIB, Rotterdam (NL);SCHEUBLIN F, ;BAKENS W,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23860 EN (2009), 149 pp. Euro: 20
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-23860-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-11319-2
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