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AD 527: Hybrid connections with bolts and welds

SCI’s Advisory service occasionally receives questions about connections where load is to be shared between bolts and welds. This AD explains the code …

AD 520: Amendment to Table 8 in the MPS-Bolts (issue 14)

The BCSA has reviewed the requirements for impact test for machined test pieces in Table 8 of the Model specification for the purchase of structural bolting …

President’s Column: Nov/Dec 2023

There is a simple question that relates to established UK steelwork design practice that is becoming increasing difficult to answer … when is a steelwork …

News in Brief: October 2023

Lindapter has announced that its carbon steel, hexagonal head Hollo-Bolts have been independently fire tested under tensile and shear loading with simultaneous …

AD 491: Hydrogen embrittlement in structural bolting assemblies – effects and remedies

Introduction Hydrogen embrittlement is a mode of failure that can affect high strength structural steel bolts. It is a reduction in the ductility of steel due …

Lindapter Hollo-Bolt plug-in tool available in Tekla warehouse

Working in partnership with Trimble Solutions (UK), Lindapter has launched a new Tekla plug-in tool, which it said will help to facilitate the efficient and …

Retail exposed with steel

An architecturally-driven fully exposed structural steel frame forms a standout retail building adjacent to an historic east London

Bolts and fasteners

Structural bolts are one of the key elements of a steel frame and there are two types of bolted assemblies generally used in the UK and Ireland.

Steel serves up store refurbishment

A famous department store in Dublin is being refurbished with structural steelwork to form the centrepiece of a new mixed-use

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 standard bolt used …


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