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British Steel's Jef Robinson believes that the Cardington tests will revolutionise the way engineers design structures in steel. 'When engineers design for wind loading they design for it as a natural part of the structural synthesis. They don't design the structure and then wrap it in a whole lot of wind breaks. But that's exactly what they do for fire: design the structure and wrap the elements in insulation designed to stop fire heating them up. The new engineering will incorporate ...

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