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Strengthening existing steelwork

Strengthening existing steelwork

Dorota Koschmidder-Hatch of SCI describes the general principles of strengthening existing steel sections. Strengthening implies the..

November 4, 2014
Hollo-bolts support Stonehenge experience

Hollo-bolts support Stonehenge experience

Lindapter’s high clamping force (HCF) Hollo-bolts have been used extensively on the new Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre that..

January 27, 2014
News in Brief: July/August 2013

News in Brief: July/August 2013

The BCSA has announced that CE Marking capability is now a condition of membership for associate members, as from 1 July 2013. The..

July 22, 2013
AD 373: Connections using preloaded bolts, subject to combined shear and tension

AD 373: Connections using preloaded bolts, subject to combined shear and tension

Queries have been raised regarding the verification of connections subject to combined shear and tension when using preloaded bolts, for..

March 25, 2013
News in Brief: September 2012

News in Brief: September 2012

Lindapter’s Hollo-Bolt connection for structural hollow sections (SHS) is now CE Marked. Hexagonal, flush fit, countersunk and..

September 14, 2012
AD 366: Bolts and Pins –  Background information ASM 22.3.12

AD 366: Bolts and Pins – Background information ASM 22.3.12

This advisory desk note provides background information on the design issues for bolts and pins, and why there are different design rules..

April 1, 2012
AD 355: Hydrogen embrittlement of bolts

AD 355: Hydrogen embrittlement of bolts

The Advisory Desk has been asked to draw attention to the need to ensure avoidance of hydrogen embrittlement of higher grade bolts (above..

March 1, 2011
Bolts – the vital components

Bolts – the vital components

Structural bolts are one of the main elements of a steel frame and their manufacturers and suppliers form an important part of the steel..

March 1, 2011

‘Blue Book’ tables for bolts, welds and webs

For the last time in this series, David Brown of the SCI looks at the resistance tables in the ‘Blue Book’ – looking this time at the..

June 1, 2010
Clarity brought to blind bolt resistances

Clarity brought to blind bolt resistances

Andy Smith of the SCI reports on a recent project to develop characteristic resistances of bespoke connectors, using the approach described..

February 1, 2010