Here is the only practical reference that offers technologists comprehensive, hands-on guidance to steel fabrication practices. IT offers complete information on structural steel materials and applications, as well as the tools used in fabrication processes and the problems most often encountered by practioners. Using numerous illustrations, charts, and tables, this reader-friendly resource covers the composition of steel and the changes it undergoes during welding and fabrication. . .formation and preparation of steel for fabrication and joining. . .correct ways of joining structural steel shapes. . .fabrication of steel frames of buildings, ships, trailers, and storage tanks, guidelines necessary to ensure worker safety on the job. . .and more.