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In-plane stability of portal frames

In-plane stability of portal frames

David Brown of the Steel Construction Institute offers a reminder of the guidance covering in-plane stability of this very common form of..

June 10, 2020
AD 443: The use of fully threaded bolts

AD 443: The use of fully threaded bolts

SCI has been surprised to hear of the use of fully threaded bolts being questioned, as these have been in common use – and have been the..

June 10, 2020
New and revised codes & standards from BSI updates May 2020

New and revised codes & standards from BSI updates May 2020

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 21904-1:2020 Health and safety in welding and allied processes. Equipment for capture and separation of..

June 10, 2020
Joint stiffness and the elastic critical load factor

Joint stiffness and the elastic critical load factor

The susceptibility of moment-resisting frames to global buckling is profoundly influenced by the stiffness of joints as calculated by the..

May 13, 2020
New and revised codes & standards from BSI Updates April 2020

New and revised codes & standards from BSI Updates April 2020

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 439:2020 Steel and cast iron. Determination of silicon content. Gravimetric method supersedes BS EN ISO..

May 13, 2020
AD 440: Fire design of external steelwork

AD 440: Fire design of external steelwork

SCI publication P375 Fire resistance design of steel framed buildings gives guidance on (amongst other things) the design of external..

May 13, 2020
Offsite solutions

Offsite solutions

David Brown of the SCI reports on a recently completed research project, with some suggestions to increase still further the offsite..

April 8, 2020
New and revised codes & standards From BSI Updates March 2020

New and revised codes & standards From BSI Updates March 2020

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 1090-2:2018 – TC Tracked Changes. Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements..

April 8, 2020
AD 439: Transverse reinforcement in composite beams

AD 439: Transverse reinforcement in composite beams

This Advisory Desk note has been produced to reflect the publication in 2015 of P405 Minimum degree of shear connection rules for UK..

April 8, 2020
Bearing splice in a column

Bearing splice in a column

The design of column splices is covered in BS EN 1993-1-8 where it is lumped together with the moment resistance of beam-to-column joints...

March 12, 2020