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Anglo French collaboration for steel design guides

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SCI and CTICM of France have completed a 20 month project to produce a range of guides and technical commentary for the steel construction sector.

Jointly supported by Arcelor Mittal, Corus and Peiner Träger, the two institutes collaborated to produce some 21 deliverables, covering many aspects of multi storey and single storey structures and ranging from concept guidance to detailed technical commentary.

The intention is that the guides and design tools are translated and localised for a number of European countries, with the objective of supporting steel construction in those markets.

A number of workshops were held as part of the project, highlighting national differences in practice and the opportunities that steel offers for long span, lightweight, adaptable construction.

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