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Academic design exposed

A famous London seat of learning has chosen to use an aesthetically-pleasing exposed steel frame for its latest redevelopment project. Martin Cooper reports. …

Cast-in plates

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the design of plates cast into concrete to connect to steel beams and the forthcoming SCI design guide. Introduction It …

Hot and cold

A swimming pool and an ice rink are being built within one large steel-framed structure in Romford, presenting several challenges. Constructing two large …

AD 396: Tying resistance of flexible end plates in one-sided connections

When calculating the resistance of a flexible end plate under a tying force, the design checks in the Green Books (Check 11 in SCI P212, 2009 and Check 11 in …

Upgraded end plate design tool now available

Eurocode tying rules for robustness mean that designers need connections that can carry larger tension forces than equivalent designs to the former British …

AD 379: Tying resistances of full depth end plates

An SCI member has pointed out some inconsistencies in the tying resistances for full depth end plates given in P358 Joints in steel construction; Simple joints …

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