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Online ISSN : 1884-0329
Print ISSN : 1880-9928
ISSN-L : 1880-9928
History, Status, and Problems on Inspection Techniques for Fabrication of Steel Building Structures
Jun KAWAGUCHISusumu KUWAHARAMasayoshi NAKASHIMA
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2003 Volume 10 Issue 37 Pages 15-29

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This paper presents histories, current status, and problems associated with steel fabrication in Japan, with particular emphasis on quality assurance of the products. Inspections employed in various phases of steel construction and qualifications required for engineers and technicians are overviewed, and problems to be resolved for assuring good quality to steel buildings are identified. The following observations and recommendations are notable: participation of industry inspectors for the authorization of fabricators; changes of design and construction procedures in view of reduction of the frequency and time of inspections currently stipulated; reevaluation of precision requirements in light of cost effectiveness; and standardization of welded connection design to avoid wrong designs.

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