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Design and production of steel buildings : a case study in Ankara

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2006
Beşgül, Özge
It is vital that Turkey keep abreast of developments in the world and build up its technology to become a developed country. Steel construction is one of these areas. In this context, the main purpose of this study was to define, analyze and evaluate the general characteristics of structural steel and steel construction with the purpose of throwing new light on its advantages and disadvantages. Within this framework, a literature survey was conducted on structural steel components and structures; and on steel construction in Turkey. Additionally, a case study was carried out on a steel office building in Ankara. In this, the Türkiye Esnaf ve Sanatkar Kredi Kefalet Kooperatifleri Merkez Birliği (TESKOMB) Building was investigated in terms of the design and production criteria for steel structures and to determine problems faced during these processes. As a result of this study, the existing condition of the construction sector and the means to improve use of structural steel in Turkey were discussed more realistically.