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Steel construction with trusses

Steel construction with trusses

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the use of trusses in buildings

March 9, 2017
AD 405: Vibration assessment of transient response factors

AD 405: Vibration assessment of transient response factors

This advisory desk note clarifies advice given in SCI P354: Design of floors for vibration: a new approach, regarding the calculation of..

March 9, 2017
New and revised codes & standards: from BSI Updates February 2017

New and revised codes & standards: from BSI Updates February 2017

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 148-1:2016 Metallic materials. Charpy pendulum impact test. Test method Supersedes BS EN ISO 148-1:2010 BS EN..

March 9, 2017
AD 401a: Appropriate anchorage of parallel decking (Revised)

AD 401a: Appropriate anchorage of parallel decking (Revised)

Where profiled steel decking is parallel to the supporting beam, BS EN 1994-1-1 (incorporating corrigenda April 2009: 2004) allows the..

March 9, 2017
Mcr Calculation software

Mcr Calculation software

David Brown and Ibrahim Fahdah of the SCI introduce the new design tool on www.steelconstruction.info

February 9, 2017
AD 404: Columns in simple construction

AD 404: Columns in simple construction

SCI has received reports that some designers are disregarding the rules for the design of columns in braced frames (simple construction). ..

February 9, 2017
New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates December 2016 and January 2017

New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates December 2016 and January 2017

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 10027-1:2016 Designation systems for steels. Steel names Supersedes BS EN 10027-1:2005 BS EN ISO 17638:2016..

February 9, 2017
Restraint to chords

Restraint to chords

BS 5950 indicates that purlins can be assumed to provide out-of-plane restraint to trusses. David Brown of the SCI discusses the intended..

January 3, 2017
AD 403: Steel strengths for fabricated haunches

AD 403: Steel strengths for fabricated haunches

This AD is a simple reminder that the steel strength selected for haunches must match that assumed in the design calculations. As S355 is..

January 3, 2017
New and revised codes & standards: from BSI updates November 2016

New and revised codes & standards: from BSI updates November 2016

BRITISH STANDARDS BS 7668:2016 Weldable structural steels. Hot finished structural hollow sections in weather resistant steels...

January 3, 2017