ArcelorMittal recently published its new High-Rise buildings
guidance. Produced with the assistance and guidance of the
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) the
guide highlights how structural steel can be used effectively in tall
buildings, and includes various effective structural options, use of
S460 and Histar®, stiffness considerations such as outrigger design,
recommendations for seismic design, life cycle assessment and
The publication can be downloaded from: http://sections.
The SCI has published revised versions of its popular
Eurocode design guides P361 Introduction to the
Eurocodes, P362 Concise Eurocodes and P364 Worked
Examples – Open Sections.
These revised editions reflect amendments to the codes
since 2009 and include more detailed explanations to aid a designer
in selecting rules most commonly needed for orthodox steel-framed
P364 now includes a full design in Histar® 460 for an intermediate
level corner column in simple construction. Also, where appropriate,
for full design examples using S355, alternative ArcelorMittal
Orange Book designs in S460 are given for comparison.
SCI Associate Director David Brown considers the concise
guide and the worked examples to be particularly valuable.
“Instead of referring to multiple documents, and their respective
National Annexes, the Concise Eurocodes guide brings all the
important information together in one place, making the design
process much easier.
“The worked examples are really helpful as they show the full
calculation process, but in addition each example is completed
using the Blue Book and Orange Book resources, demonstrating the
practical way steel members are designed.”
Copies of these guides can be obtained from the SCI Book
Shop at: https://portal.steel-sci.com/shop.html
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credentials, the world’s most
prestigious award programme
for the circular economy, The
Circulars, has recently highly
commended the company for demonstrating
leadership and innovation by applying
circular economy principles to its business
By collaborating with internal experts,
leading academics and its customers,
ArcelorMittal is finding ways to make
transformational changes in the way it does
business, as it seeks to achieve its ambition of
becoming a zero-waste company.
ArcelorMittal General Manager, Head of
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable
Development Alan Knight says: “Being
highly commended by The Circulars 2018
is a fantastic achievement and highlights
how far we have come as a steel company to
change not only the way we do things, but
also the way we are perceived as a corporate
“We have long talked about the value steel
brings to people’s lives and its unparalleled
recyclability, but now we are finding ways
to take those ideas further and become a
zero-waste company by integrating circular
economy principles into everything we do.”
Steelwork is also playing an important
role in building a sustainable future.
ArcelorMittal’s high-strength S460 and
Histar® grades help reduce steel weight while
maintaining excellent weldability.
These characteristics satisfy the needs
of the construction industry for light and
economical structures that meet both safety
and sustainability criteria.
Histar® steels also reduce carbon dioxide
Substituting Histar® for regular steel
achieves a CO2 reduction of around 30%
in steel columns and around 20% in steel
beams. The 50,000t of Histar® the company
produces each year represents a saving of
14,000t of CO2, which is the same as the
annual emissions of around 4,000 cars.
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Developed principally to increase the capacity of powerline
pylons, renewable wind energy towers, antenna and other
structural applications such as trusses, bracings, industrial halls,
mezzanines and racking systems, ArcelorMittal produces hot rolled equal
angles with a leg length of up to 300mm and material thickness from
18mm to 35mm.
Available in grade S355 to EN 10025-4: 2004 the 300 × 300 angle
range now appears in EN 10056-1 :2017.
Capacities are given in ArcelorMittal’s Orange Book where it is shown
that a 300 × 300 × 35 in S355 with a 3m system length has a flexural
capacity of 4600 kN and a torsional capacity of 5530 kN.
supports revised SCI