Solutions: Metal Structures. Come back to the fold

Mornement, Adam and Guedes, Pedro (2007) Solutions: Metal Structures. Come back to the fold. Building Design, 1781: 16-17.

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Author Mornement, Adam
Guedes, Pedro
Title Solutions: Metal Structures. Come back to the fold
Journal name Building Design
ISSN 0007-3423
Publication date 2007-07-27
Year available 2007
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Issue 1781
Start page 16
End page 17
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, U.K
Publisher Morgan Grampian; CMP Information
Language eng
Subject 310101 Architecture
310103 Urban and Regional Planning
310106 Interior and Environmental Design
Formatted abstract
The article focuses on the benefits and limitations of using metal structures and corrugated sheeting in construction and architecture in Great Britain. Corrugated iron was patented in April 1829 by architect and engineer Henry Robinson Palmer to the London Dock Co. The material eventually lost the cachet of novelty and the shiny silver metal no longer seemed new, in addition to corrosion problems because of air pollution.

Popularising research: My original empirical research in 19th Century building technology is ongoing and is the subject of refereed publications. From time to time, I contribute to publications in this area to reach a wider public. In 2006, I was approached by Adam Mornement who was writing a book on Corrugated Iron. He had seen a contribution to a blog I had made on a Peruvian site asking for information on a 19th century building on the country's coast. I agreed to help Adam Mornement with the historical aspects of Corrugated Iron and contributed substantial sections to the book:Mornement, Adam and Holloway, Simon. Corrugated Iron – Building on the Frontier, London: Frances Lincoln, 2007. My contribution is acknowledged on p. 218
Keyword Original Creative Works - Textual work
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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