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Bearing splice in a column

Bearing splice in a column

The design of column splices is covered in BS EN 1993-1-8 where it is lumped together with the moment resistance of beam-to-column joints...

March 12, 2020
New and revised codes & standards; from BSI Updates February 2020

New and revised codes & standards; from BSI Updates February 2020

BRITISH STANDARDS BS 7910:2019 Guide to methods for assessing the acceptability of flaws in metallic structures Supersedes BS..

March 12, 2020
AD 438: Non-slip connections to BS 5950

AD 438: Non-slip connections to BS 5950

This AD deals with the BS 5950 provisions for connections designed to be non-slip in service, as described in clause 6.4.1(b). Designers..

March 11, 2020
Joint stiffness calculation

Joint stiffness calculation

The UK National Annex to BS EN 1993-1-8 discourages the use of numerical methods to calculate joint stiffness, relying on previous..

February 13, 2020
AD 437: Curtailment of transverse bar reinforcement in composite beams with steel decking designed using Eurocodes

AD 437: Curtailment of transverse bar reinforcement in composite beams with steel decking designed using Eurocodes

The purpose of this Advisory Desk Note is to provide guidance on the curtailment of transverse bar reinforcement in slabs on composite..

February 13, 2020
New and revised codes & standards – From BSI Updates January 2020

New and revised codes & standards – From BSI Updates January 2020

BRITISH STANDARDS BS 7121-3:2017+A1:2019 – TC Tracked Changes. Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Mobile cranes BS 7883:2019..

February 13, 2020
Truss joint design  – open sections

Truss joint design – open sections

Following on from the truss joint design presented in the October issue, David Brown of the SCI reviews the design of a joint with a..

January 2, 2020
AD 436: Section classification of a flat plate

AD 436: Section classification of a flat plate

SCI is sometimes asked how to determine the section class of a flat plate as BS EN 1993-1-1 does not include this section in table 5.2. The..

January 2, 2020
New and revised codes & standards from BSI Updates November and December 2019

New and revised codes & standards from BSI Updates November and December 2019

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 3269:2019 Fasteners. Acceptance inspection Supersedes BS EN ISO 3269:2001 BS EN ISO 6947:2019 Welding and..

January 2, 2020
Bolt slip in connections

Bolt slip in connections

The effect of bolt slip in truss connections is an issue that is raised with SCI from time to time in various contexts. Richard Henderson..

November 14, 2019