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Column strengthening

Re-use and adaptation of existing buildings may make column strengthening more common in the future. In this article, Richard Henderson of the SCI considers …

AD 465: Amendment to clauses on negative tolerances on cambers in the National Structural Steelwork Specification

Engineers generally specify cambers on steel beams to reduce deflection under self-weight. However, when specifying cambers, they should carefully consider the …

New and revised codes and standards: from BSI Updates June 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 3834-2:2021Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials. Comprehensive quality requirementssupersedes BS EN ISO …

New and revised codes and standards from BSI Updates May 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 13001-2:2021Crane safety. General design. Load actionssupersedes BS EN 13001-2:2014 BS IMPLEMENTATIONS BS ISO 23322:2021Paints and …

Proposed revisions to lateral torsional buckling

Several of the revised Eurocode Parts are close to their final version – they are in a mature state and significant changes now would be a surprise. David …

AD 463: Corrections to BS 5950-5:1998

Although this Code of practice was withdrawn in 2010, many designers of cold formed thin gauge sections still use it to verify members. During the course of …

Impact on car park structures

Designing car park steelwork for impact has two aspects – the structural resistance and the selection of an appropriate steel sub-grade. David Brown of the …

AD 461: Anchorage of bars in the troughs of composite slabs

IntroductionTraditional practice in the UK uses continuity over the supports, combined with a small contribution from the decking in the span, to provide …

New and revised codes and standards from BSI Updates April 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 11127-1:2021Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products. Test methods for non-metallic …

Fire resistance of light steel framing

Mark Lawson and Andrew Way of the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) discuss issues related to fire resistance of light steel framed buildings and introduce …

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