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PREFACEPREFACEThere was a time when architectural decision making concerning pre-engineered metal buildings was confined to a choice among shades of beige. Those days are gone. Now metal building systems can accommodate a variety of floor plan requirements and are offered in a rainbow of exterior finishes. More and more, architects and engineers retained directly by prospective owners conceive and dconceptually design these buildings before manufacturers become involved. According to a recent survey by Metal Construction News, architects are engaged in over one-half of all metal building contracts.These professionals need reference material. According to…
Alexander Newman: Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications, Second Edition. PREFACE, Chapter
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