Helping to keep engineers and architects up-to-date with the latest steel construction related guidance, NSC’s Digest compiles all the magazine’s Technical Articles and Advisory Desk Notes from 2018, which can be downloaded as a pdf or viewed online.
Advisory Desk Notes reflect recent developments in technical standards or new knowledge that designers need to be made aware of. Some of them arise because a question is being frequently asked of the steel sector’s technical advisers. They have always been recognised as essential reading for all involved in the design of constructional steelwork.
The longer Technical Articles cover more detailed insights into what designers need to know, often the result of legislative changes or changes to codes and standards.
Sometimes it is simply felt that it would be helpful if a lot of relatively minor changes, perhaps made over a period of time, were brought together in one place, so a technical update is needed.
Some of the topics covered in last year’s Technical Articles include stainless steel in construction; members subject to combined bending and compression; the use of S355 fin plates; U-frames in bridges, and temperature profiles through composite slabs at elevated temperatures.