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Steel and the circular economy

Steel and the circular economy

All steel construction products are inherently recyclable but structural steel elements are also inherently reusable. These and many other..

March 9, 2017
AD 376: Fire design of concrete-filled hollow steel columns to Eurocode 4

AD 376: Fire design of concrete-filled hollow steel columns to Eurocode 4

Depending on the constructional details, Section 4 of BS EN 1994-1-2 ¹ presents three alternative design procedures for fire design:..

July 22, 2013
AD 344: Levellling techniques for composite floors

AD 344: Levellling techniques for composite floors

The purpose of this Advisory Desk note is to highlight to designers the importance of considering potential levelling techniques of..

April 1, 2010
They’ve changed the density of concrete — or have they?

They’ve changed the density of concrete — or have they?

The bulk density of reinforced concrete has been increased. SCI’s Alastair Hughes explains how this affects the steel construction..

October 1, 2009

AD 322: Anchorage of precast floor units for robustness

The purpose of this AD is to clarify the situation regarding the requirements for anchorage of precast floor units for robustness. Clause..

May 1, 2008

October 2007 – Steel more cost effective than concrete

Good news on the costs front comes from the latest update of the Cost Comparison study that Corus has produced since 1995.  The updated..

October 1, 2007

Competitive gap crushes concrete

Steel frames remain the fastest and most cost effective framing solution for both commercial offices and residential apartments according..

January 1, 2007
Competitive gap still favours steel

Competitive gap still favours steel

Structural steel remains the most cost effective option for building frames and floors in the latest update of a building cost comparison..

November 1, 2006
Letters: May 2005

Letters: May 2005

NSC welcomes letters from readers on steel construction related issues. Please keep your letters brief — the Editor reserves the right to..

May 1, 2005