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Guest Editoral ASE 8(3)-Pre_p-4 6/16/05 8:35 PM Page 183 Steel structures are increasingly being employed to three months. Those prominent researchers and engineers produce innovative and spectacular architectural who had been invited to present in the Symposium but designs with complex geometrical profiles. This is made could not attend due to other commitments had been possible with the advancement in design expertise, invited to contribute to this Special Issue. fabrication technology, erection technique, metallurgy After going through the normal reviewing procedure, research, and more importantly, the close co-operation a total of nine papers are included in this Special Issue and commitment of architects, engineers, suppliers, covering the following important topics: fabricators and erectors, sharing knowledge and working • engineering design and construction, as a team to ensure successful transformation of an inno- • practical fire engineering in steel and composite vative design into a successful completed project of structures, architectural and structural marvel. • development of structural design codes, This Special Issue of the Journal contains selected • performance based design approaches, reviewed papers presented in the International • design development of composite structures, Symposium on ‘Innovation and Advances in Steel • structural performance of cold-formed steel Structures’ held on 30 to 31 August 2004 in Singapore. structures, The Symposium was organised by the Singapore • large span roof structures and their behaviour, Structural Steel Society in commemorating its and, th 20 Anniversary. The Proceedings of the Symposium • material performances and their design includes sixteen papers, and prestigious award winning implications. steel structures are also reported to display the The Special Issue aims to register the latest successful implementation of modern constructional achievements on innovation and advances in steel and steel technology. composite construction in many parts of the world, and Owing to the overwhelming responses from the the supports offered by all the contributors in making delegates of the Symposium to the technical quality of this Special Issue possible are gratefully acknowledged. the many papers presented during the Symposium, an J Y Richard Liew & K F Chung editorial team was set up by the Singapore Structural A copy of the Proceedings of the International Symposium may be Steel Society and the Hong Kong Institute of Steel obtained from the Singapore Structural Steel Society. For details, Construction in October 2004 to compile a Special Issue please write to: on the Symposium for dissemination to the international community of structural engineering. A number of Ms Pauline Zee papers with high academic and professional merits Singapore Structural Steel Society which had not been published elsewhere were selected 232A River Valley Road for the Special Issue, and the authors were invited Singapore 238290 to revise and expand the manuscripts over a period of Fax: +65-62386530 Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 8 No. 3 2005 183 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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SAGE
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© 2005 SAGE Publications
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1369-4332
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ASE 8(3)-Pre_p-4 6/16/05 8:35 PM Page 183 Steel structures are increasingly being employed to three months. Those prominent researchers and engineers produce innovative and spectacular architectural who had been invited to present in the Symposium but designs with complex geometrical profiles. This is made could not attend due to other commitments had been possible with the advancement in design expertise, invited to contribute to this Special Issue. fabrication technology, erection technique, metallurgy After going through the normal reviewing procedure, research, and more importantly, the close co-operation a total of nine papers are included in this Special Issue and commitment of architects, engineers, suppliers, covering the following important topics: fabricators and erectors, sharing knowledge and working • engineering design and construction, as a team to ensure successful transformation of an inno- • practical fire engineering in steel and composite vative design into a successful completed project of structures, architectural and structural marvel. • development of structural design codes, This Special Issue of the Journal contains selected • performance based design approaches, reviewed papers presented in the International • design development of composite structures, Symposium on ‘Innovation and Advances in Steel • structural performance of cold-formed steel Structures’ held on 30 to 31 August 2004 in Singapore. structures, The Symposium was organised by the Singapore • large span roof structures and their behaviour, Structural Steel Society in commemorating its and, th 20 Anniversary. The Proceedings of the Symposium • material performances and their design includes sixteen papers, and prestigious award winning implications. steel structures are also reported to display the The Special Issue aims to register the latest successful implementation of modern constructional achievements on innovation and advances in steel and steel technology. composite construction in many parts of the world, and Owing to the overwhelming responses from the the supports offered by all the contributors in making delegates of the Symposium to the technical quality of this Special Issue possible are gratefully acknowledged. the many papers presented during the Symposium, an J Y Richard Liew & K F Chung editorial team was set up by the Singapore Structural A copy of the Proceedings of the International Symposium may be Steel Society and the Hong Kong Institute of Steel obtained from the Singapore Structural Steel Society. For details, Construction in October 2004 to compile a Special Issue please write to: on the Symposium for dissemination to the international community of structural engineering. A number of Ms Pauline Zee papers with high academic and professional merits Singapore Structural Steel Society which had not been published elsewhere were selected 232A River Valley Road for the Special Issue, and the authors were invited Singapore 238290 to revise and expand the manuscripts over a period of Fax: +65-62386530 Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 8 No. 3 2005 183

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Published: Jul 1, 2005

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