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Stainless steel in construction

Stainless steel in construction

Stainless steels may appear to be more suitable for teaspoons and kitchen sinks than for structural elements, but they can be used for..

January 3, 2018
AD 414: Slip-resistant connections to BS EN 1993-1-8

AD 414: Slip-resistant connections to BS EN 1993-1-8

Clause 3.4.1 of BS EN 1993-1-8 describes two types of slip-resistance connections: Category B: Slip-resistant at SLS. Category C:..

January 3, 2018
AD 413: Shear resistances of M12 bolts

AD 413: Shear resistances of M12 bolts

Designers using paper or online versions of the Eurocode Blue Book may have noted that the shear resistance of an M12 bolt has different..

January 3, 2018
New and revised codes & standards: from BSI updates November 2017

New and revised codes & standards: from BSI updates November 2017

BRITISH STANDARDS WITHDRAWN BS 6779-1:1998 Highway parapets for bridges and other structures. Specification for vehicle containment..

January 3, 2018
Design of buildings to resist external accidental explosions

Design of buildings to resist external accidental explosions

Bassam Burgan of the SCI discusses the design of low to medium rise buildings against external explosions and SCI’s forthcoming design..

November 9, 2017
AD 412: Issues related to coatings and availability of structural fasteners

AD 412: Issues related to coatings and availability of structural fasteners

Recently, SCI has received some queries related to the coatings and availability of structural fasteners. This advisory desk note addresses..

November 5, 2017
New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates October 2017

New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates October 2017

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 377:2017 Steel and steel products. Location and preparation of samples and test pieces for mechanical testing..

November 5, 2017
Cast-in plates

Cast-in plates

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the design of plates cast into concrete to connect to steel beams and the forthcoming SCI design..

October 12, 2017
New and revised codes & standards from BSI updates September 2017

New and revised codes & standards from BSI updates September 2017

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 14555:2017 Welding. Arc stud welding of metallic materials Supersedes BS EN ISO 14555:2014 BRITISH STANDARDS..

October 12, 2017
AD 411: Design of web to flange welds in plate girders

AD 411: Design of web to flange welds in plate girders

The SCI Advisory Desk is frequently asked how to design the welds between the flange and web of a plate girder. The following note..

October 11, 2017