6. CONCLUDING SUMMARY
- Steelwork erection normally occupies a relatively short period in the construction programme, but considerable activity occurs during this time which is vital to the performance of the contract as a whole.
- The steel framework should not be seen in isolation but as a key link in the construction chain where the time saved can have considerable impact in lowering overall costs.
- Early consideration should be given to erection during design and detailing so that the full benefits of steel construction may be realised and, the need for late changes and subsequent compromise can be substantially reduced.