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Structural design

At the concept design phase there a number of factors that go into informing the process of choosing and deploying steel structures. From design strategy, to building anatomy and structural systems, making the right choices at this phase is crucial to the success of any construction project. 

Designers must consider aspects such as: limit states, serviceability, classification of cross sections, buckling, diaphragms, torsion, deflection, vibrations and fatigue. All these challenges can be overcome in a steel structure through the use of careful structural design.

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