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News in Brief: January 2019

ArcelorMittal has updated its slim floor design software CoSFB v1.6 to include the UB and UC range of sections from EN 10365:17. CoSFB allows designers to …

Temperature profiles through composite slabs at elevated temperatures

Callum Heavens of the SCI discusses different methods for determining temperature profiles through composite slabs at elevated temperatures. Introduction The …

SCI starts product certification

Following a four-month market research programme on product certification in the cold rolled steel sector, the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has developed …

Best practice for light steel framing

Andrew Way of the Steel Construction Institute discusses some of the best practice issues to be considered for the design and construction of light steel frame …

Eurocode compliant ComFlor 9 now available

The new Tata Steel composite floor design software ComFlor 9, developed for Tata Steel by the Steel Construction Institute, is now Eurocode compliant and …

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 composite floor slabs in …

Floor plate by any other name is not Durbar

So what’s in a name? Dr. Rachel Haigh, Hot Rolled Products Manager at Corus, explains the important performance distinctions behind the real Durbar. Many a …

Adapting to a changing market place

In the second article in our Steel Supply Chain series, NSC examines the role of light gauge and floor decking manufacturers and the crucial part they play in …

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 2.4.5.3 e) of BS …

Current trends in modern floor construction

In response to client demands for high quality floors, long column-free spans, speed of construction, together with flexibility and adaptability to meet …

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