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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 …

Water treatment taps into steel

Steel construction’s long span qualities have been utilised on the largest building at the UK’s newest water treatment facility. Forming part of the £300M …

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 …

Stability and second order effects on steel structures – Part 2: design according to Eurocode 3

Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI illustrates the different methods provided by EN 1993-1-1 to address the topics of member stability, global frame stability and …

AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

This AD note relates to Check 10 for fin plates in P358 Simple Joints to Eurocode 3 (the Eurocode “Green Book” on simple connections). Check 10 includes …

AD 417: Resistance of sections to combined shear and bending

This Advisory Desk note reminds designers that the form of the section has a significant impact on the reduction of bending resistance under high shear. Clause …

BCSA publishes NSSS 6th edition

The British Constructional Steelwork Association [BCSA] has published the 6th Edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification [NSSS] for Building …

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