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The “Blue Book” – quirks, hints and common questions

The Eurocode version of the Blue Book has been around since 2009 and exists in several different guises. David Brown of the SCI comments on the most common …

AD 469: P385 Design of Steel Beams in Torsion – Error in Example 3

An SCI member has identified further errors in SCI publication P385 Design of Steel Beams in torsion. In example 3 section 3.5.1 Total torque, the total torque …

New and revised codes and standards, from BSI Updates September 2021

BS IMPLEMENTATIONS BS ISO 10845-3:2021Construction procurement. Standard conditions of tenderno current standard is superseded BS ISO 10845-4:2021Construction …

The buckling resistance of laced columns

David Brown of the SCI uses the example of a laced column to demonstrate useful approaches to member

AD 466: Probability factors applied to characteristic wind and snow loads for non-standard return periods

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this AD Note, this article is available as a pdf download only. Click here to download and view …

New and revised codes and standards – From BSI Updates August 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 10373:2021Determination of the physical and mechanical properties of steels using modelsno current standard is superseded BS EN …

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 …

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