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Building Consequence Classes and the link to Execution Classes

Building Consequence Classes and the link to Execution Classes

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the evolution of Building Consequence Classes and the link between them and Execution Classes of..

May 10, 2017
AD 407: Section Classification

AD 407: Section Classification

SCI have been advised that some checking authorities have questioned the approach to calculating α and ψ, which are found in Table 5.2 of..

May 10, 2017
New and revised codes & standards – From BSI Updates April 2017

New and revised codes & standards – From BSI Updates April 2017

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 8502-2:2017 Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products. Tests for the..

May 10, 2017
Structural steel reuse

Structural steel reuse

Following on from last month’s NSC article on Steel and the circular economy, Michael Sansom of the SCI focuses on structural steel reuse..

April 6, 2017
AD 406: Transient response factors in vibration analysis of staircases

AD 406: Transient response factors in vibration analysis of staircases

SCI recommends that for most orthodox designs the transient response of a staircase should not be considered in design, as first implied by..

April 6, 2017
New and revised codes & standards: from BSI Updates March 2017

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

BRITISH STANDARDS BS 8548:2017 Guidance for arc welding of reinforcing steel No current standard is superseded BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO..

April 6, 2017
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