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Proposed changes to assessment of frame stability

In this second article looking at the forthcoming revisions to EN 1993-1-1, David Brown of the SCI considers the proposed guidance on frame stability with some …

AD 484: Snow design situations

This advisory note aims to offer clarity when considering snow loading – in particular the drifted snow design situations. Snow loads are covered by BS EN …

New and revised codes and standards, from BSI Updates April 2022

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

The use of semi-continuous joints to reduce steel weight and cost

Graham Couchman of the SCI revisits a publication from 1997 which, as we become increasingly concerned with embodied carbon, and therefore efficient use of …

AD 481: Composite beams with deep composite slabs

It has come to SCI’s attention that composite slabs with an overall depth/thickness in the range of 200 mm to 250 mm are becoming increasingly common, …

New and revised codes and standards from BSI Updates March 2022

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 3382-3:2022Acoustics. Measurement of room acoustic parameters. Open-plan officessupersedes BS EN ISO 3382-3:2012 PUBLICLY …

Portal Frames with flexible joints

In the second of two technical articles considering the effect of allowing for joint flexibility in the analysis and design of portal frames, Richard Henderson …

Temporary fixing of metal decking

mme of work with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2019 to carry out a series of dynamic wind tests on steel decking sheets, followed by a series of …

AD 480: Correction to P399 Appendix F Worked Example

It has been brought to our attention that in the worked example presented in SCI publication P399 Design of steel portal frame buildings to Eurocode 3, the …

New and revised codes and standards; from BSI Updates February 2022

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 10675-1:2021Non-destructive testing of welds. Acceptance levels for radiographic testing. Steel, nickel, titanium and their …

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