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steel frame construction

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steel frame construction


Refers to a building technique used primarily in bridges and buildings, in which a skeleton frame of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams are constructed in a rectangular grid. The grid is used to support the floors, roof, and walls of the building. The development of this technique made the construction of the skyscraper possible.


work, steel

steel work

steel work



steel-frame construction

construction, steel frame

frame construction, steel

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