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The buckling resistance of laced columns

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

The development of design rules for restrained columns

Following on from the previous two articles, David Brown of the SCI looks back at the development of design rules for restrained columns. Looking at the work …

Restraints around portal frames

In this second technical article on portal frames, David Brown of the Steel Construction Institute reviews the all-important correct positioning and …

In-plane stability of portal frames

David Brown of the Steel Construction Institute offers a reminder of the guidance covering in-plane stability of this very common form of construction. Judging …

Steel construction sector remembers Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor who was instrumental in helping to develop the design standards for structural steelwork died on 5th February 2020 at the age of 84. He was born …

AD 438: Non-slip connections to BS 5950

This AD deals with the BS 5950 provisions for connections designed to be non-slip in service, as described in clause 6.4.1(b). Designers now using the …

The design of tee sections in bending

David Brown of the SCI looks at the lateral torsional buckling resistance of tee sections, considering the rules in BS 5950 and BS EN 1993-1-1 In order to …

Interactive Blue Book now available

Produced by the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) on behalf of Steel for Life, a new interactive version of the Blue Book is now available. The comprehensive …

Restraint to chords

BS 5950 indicates that purlins can be assumed to provide out-of-plane restraint to trusses. David Brown of the SCI discusses the intended scope of the advice …

A brief history of LTB

David Brown of the SCI reviews the (relatively) recent history of lateral torsional buckling of beams. Part 1 includes a reminder of the underlying structural …

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