1.1 What are Steel Structures?

Structures are earmarks of our civilization. The various structures which come under the realm of civil engineering are buildings, bridges, dams, towers, roads and railway lines and to name a few. The buildings may be for residential, office, commercial or industrial purposes. The bridges may be for highways (roads) and railway lines. Dams and other hydraulic structures are to manage water and its flow. Towers are used for various purposes such as power transmission, radar and TV broadcast, telephone relay towers and nodal towers for cell network. The various structures mentioned here and some more are constructed with a variety of materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, cast iron and ...

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