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Low carbon concrete – what you need to know

Centre) discuss the specification of ‘low carbon’ concrete for use in composite

Steel and the circular economy

All steel construction products are inherently recyclable but structural steel elements are also inherently reusable. These and many other attributes of …

AD 376: Fire design of concrete-filled hollow steel columns to Eurocode 4

Depending on the constructional details, Section 4 of BS EN 1994-1-2 ¹ presents three alternative design procedures for fire design: Tabulated data for …

AD 344: Levellling techniques for composite floors

The purpose of this Advisory Desk note is to highlight to designers the importance of considering potential levelling techniques of composite floor slabs in …

They’ve changed the density of concrete — or have they?

The bulk density of reinforced concrete has been increased. SCI’s Alastair Hughes explains how this affects the steel construction industry. Introduction The …

AD 322: Anchorage of precast floor units for robustness

The purpose of this AD is to clarify the situation regarding the requirements for anchorage of precast floor units for robustness. Clause 2.4.5.3 e) of BS …

October 2007 – Steel more cost effective than concrete

Good news on the costs front comes from the latest update of the Cost Comparison study that Corus has produced since 1995.  The updated study, incorporating …

Competitive gap crushes concrete

Steel frames remain the fastest and most cost effective framing solution for both commercial offices and residential apartments according to the latest Cost …

Competitive gap still favours steel

Structural steel remains the most cost effective option for building frames and floors in the latest update of a building cost comparison study carried out by …

Letters: May 2005

NSC welcomes letters from readers on steel construction related issues. Please keep your letters brief — the Editor reserves the right to condense. Steelwork …

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