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In-plane stability of portal frames

In-plane stability of portal frames

David Brown of the Steel Construction Institute offers a reminder of the guidance covering in-plane stability of this very common form of..

June 10, 2020
Steel construction sector remembers Colin Taylor

Steel construction sector remembers Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor who was instrumental in helping to develop the design standards for structural steelwork died on 5th February 2020 at the age..

April 8, 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
The design of tee sections in bending

The design of tee sections in bending

David Brown of the SCI looks at the lateral torsional buckling resistance of tee sections, considering the rules in BS 5950 and BS EN..

July 9, 2019
Interactive Blue Book now available

Interactive Blue Book now available

Produced by the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) on behalf of Steel for Life, a new interactive version of the Blue Book is now..

July 13, 2017
Restraint to chords

Restraint to chords

BS 5950 indicates that purlins can be assumed to provide out-of-plane restraint to trusses. David Brown of the SCI discusses the intended..

January 3, 2017
A brief history of LTB

A brief history of LTB

David Brown of the SCI reviews the (relatively) recent history of lateral torsional buckling of beams. Part 1 includes a reminder of the..

February 11, 2016