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Performance investigation of light steel framing


As academic lead partner Professor Ogden and his team at Oxford Brookes University were responsible for a major research programme focusing on the development of light steel construction technology. Major industry funding in conjunction with EU support, facilitated a detailed understanding of the technology, and various demonstration projects including the then largest light steel framed building in Europe, constructed at Oxford Brookes University. The results of the work have been adopted by industry in order to innovate novel construction solutions. As a consequence light steel framing is now the favoured method of construction across the entire modular off-site buildings sector and in other mass market construction applications including site-built structural framing and infill walling. The value of the market that that has emerged in the UK during the census period is estimated to be £78 million per annum.

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Ogden, R
Kendrick, C
Whitehouse, N
Heywood, M

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Architecture


Year of publication: 2013
Date of RADAR deposit: 2014-12-18

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