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1930's British Steel Sections

1930's British Steel Sections

1930's British Steel Sections

We have recently come across a building in which the client has asked us to do a structural evaluation.  The floor system was constructed of built-up deep wood joists (two 2x7 joists one on top of each other) supported on the bottom flanges of steel beams.  The building was constructed in 1933 and some steel members have the following markings:
British Steel   
Frodingham Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. England
The physical dimensions of these members do not match any members produced in North America, nor any IPE/IPN section for which we have litterature on.  Should you know of anybody whom could help us determine the properties and steel grades of these members, it would be greatly appreaciated.


RE: 1930's British Steel Sections

I suggest you get in touch with the Corus Group(http://www.corusgroup.com/home/index.cfm), formerly British Steel.  They are almost certain to have the sort of historial information that you are looking for.

RE: 1930's British Steel Sections


I had contacted their Illinois Office last week but nobody seemed to be able to connect me to someone who knew anything about 30's steel.  As of late yeasterday, I contacted an individual in their BC office who knew a senior in the Illinois office who may have additional info.  Hopefully something will come out of it.

On another note, I was informed of a publication put out by The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd, called "Historical Structural Steelwork Handbook" which includes all shapes produced under "British Steel".  

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