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BSI has published the National Annexes to BS EN 1994-1-1: 2005 Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures – Part 1.1 General rules and rules for buildings and BS EN 1994-1-2: 2005 Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures – Part 1.2: General rules – Structural fire design. Both contain the partial factors and other national determined parameters to be used for structures constructed in the UK.

The competition briefs for the 2008/09 Corus Student Design Awards are now available from www.steel-sci.org. All undergraduates are eligible and there is a £5,000 prize for both the bridges and structures competition.

SCI will be hosting a conference for UK engineering academics on December 11/12 at the University of Birmingham Conference Park. For more information contact s.gentle@steel-sci.com

Rhyl based steelwork contractor EvadX has achieved integrated registration to all three QUENSH standards: BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001.

A second spreadsheet to help designers with Eurocode designs has been added to the members’ area in Steelbiz. It contains functions to calculate c for flexural buckling clt for lateral torsional buckling.

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the BCSA’s North American sister organisation, will hold its annual construction conference and exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona from April 1-4 2009. For more information visit: www.aisc.org/nascc

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