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A former Royal Mail sorting office is being reconfigured into a new mixed-use development with large areas of the original steel structure being retained. …

AD 404: Columns in simple construction

SCI has received reports that some designers are disregarding the rules for the design of columns in braced frames (simple construction).  In some cases the …

Cast iron challenge

A steelwork contractor’s expertise has been used to re-erect three Listed Victorian cast iron gasholders. Martin Cooper reports. Three cast iron Victorian …

Resistance of beams and columns in fire: Worked examples to the Eurocodes (P403)

Columns in simple design according to the Eurocodes

Dorota Koschmidder of SCI explains the simplified method of designing continuous columns in simple construction according to the Eurocodes. In order to retain …

AD 275: Columns in Simple Structures BS 5950-1: 2000 Special Design Cases

Following a number of questions about special design cases concerning columns in simple structures this AD Note provides guidance on the design procedure for …

AD 252: Axially Loaded Columns – Base Plate Design Effective Area Method BS 5950-1:2000

The empirical method for determining the size of base plates in BS 5950-1: 1990 has been replaced by the effective area method in BS 5950-1: 2000. Doubt has …

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