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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 …

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, …

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 …

AD 477: Transverse bending of composite slabs subjected to point loads

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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Although this Code of practice was withdrawn in 2010, many designers of cold formed thin gauge sections still use it to verify members.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

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