The origins of modern building materials such as structural steelwork can be traced back to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 18th century. The construction of the Iron Bridge (manufactured from cast iron) across the River Severn near Coalbrookdale in 1779 marked the end of an era in which timber and masonry were the dominant materials of building.
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- EN 1993: Design of Structural Steelwork Elements
B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.InstP., C.Eng. William M. C. McKenzie
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