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New and revised codes and standards: from BSI Updates November and December 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 508-1:2021Roofing and cladding products from metal sheet. Specification for self-supporting products of steel, aluminium or stainless …

Wind actions on single storey buildings

David Brown of the SCI comments on some of the issues frequently raised when determining the loading on this common form of

AD 475: Buckling of cruciform columns

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

Low carbon concrete – what you need to know

Centre) discuss the specification of ‘low carbon’ concrete for use in composite

AD 473: Holes in beams for temporary lifting attachments

The SCI has been asked to consider the requirement of clause 6.2.5(6) in BS EN 1993-1-1, which covers the allowance for fastener holes when calculating cross …

New and revised codes and standards – from BSI Updates October 2021

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 7539-9:2021Corrosion of metals and alloys. Stress corrosion testing. Preparation and use of pre-cracked specimens for tests under …

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 Standard conditions of tenderno current standard is superseded BS ISO 10845-4:2021Construction …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


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