All of these articles can also be found separately on www.newsteelconstruction.com, but the BCSA and Steel for Life have responded to requests from readers to bring them together in a separate format. The Technical Digest is intended to be published annually.
AD Notes appear in NSC each month and have always been among the magazine’s most popular features. Often they are written because a question is frequently being asked of the steel sector’s technical advisers.
They reflect recent developments in technical standards or new knowledge that designers need to be made aware of, and have always been recognised as essential reading for all involved in the design of constructional steelwork.
The longer Technical Articles offer more detailed insights into what designers need to know, often sparked by legislative changes or changes to codes and standards. Some are written because it is 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.
The Technical Digest is available for free download as a pdf at http://www.steelconstruction.info/Steel_construction_news