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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
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
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
AD 410: Pouring concrete to a constant thickness or to a constant plane

AD 410: Pouring concrete to a constant thickness or to a constant plane

Composite flooring systems comprising concrete and profiled steel decking supported by a grillage of primary and secondary steel members..

September 7, 2017
AD 409: Recent Blue and Orange Book developments

AD 409: Recent Blue and Orange Book developments

Recent restructuring within the UK steel industry has led to new developments in the provision of structural steel design information..

July 13, 2017
AD 408: Effective length of cantilevers

AD 408: Effective length of cantilevers

SCI has recently been contacted regarding the effective length of cantilevers and the effective length factors applied for destabilizing..

June 15, 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
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
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