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The Steel Construction Institute Light Gauge Accreditation. Steel Construction Institute (01344 623345). Contact Graham Raven. Free.

A leaflet describing the Steel Construction Institute's newly launched scheme for accreditation of light gauge steel suppliers. The scheme is beginning with purlins and rails; other elements will be covered in future.

Introduction and Supply of Timber to BS 5268: Part 2:1996. trada Technology (01494 563091).

8pp. £3.

This is a commentary on the standard for structural use of timber. The standard was revised in 1996 to include European standards aspects such as strength classes, and amended in 1997 to include temperate hardwoods.

Historic Floors: their History and Conservation. Jane Fawcett (editor). Butterworth Heinemann. 250pp. £60.

A compilation of case studies, history and conservation guidance from leading uk experts, aimed both at the conservation architect and at those running historic buildings.

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