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Proposed revisions to lateral torsional buckling

Several of the revised Eurocode Parts are close to their final version – they are in a mature state and significant changes now would be a surprise. David …

U-Frame action design according to Eurocodes

Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI discusses the consideration of U-Frame action to restrain members susceptible to flexural and lateral torsional buckling according …

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 …

AD 437: Curtailment of transverse bar reinforcement in composite beams with steel decking designed using Eurocodes

The purpose of this Advisory Desk Note is to provide guidance on the curtailment of transverse bar reinforcement in slabs on composite beams with steel …

News in Brief: October 2019

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has announced that Dr David Moore, currently Director of Engineering has accepted the position of Chief …

The design of crane girders

Recent correspondence in Verulam suggested that there were no decent examples of crane girder design to the Eurocodes. David Brown of the SCI rises to the …

President’s Column: January 2019

I’ve written before about the benefits that accrue to clients, main contractors and specifiers from using a BCSA member for their structural steelwork. This …

Stainless steel in construction

Stainless steels may appear to be more suitable for teaspoons and kitchen sinks than for structural elements, but they can be used for support and other …

SCI event highlights steel construction opportunities

Entitled ‘Steel Construction 2030 – Opportunities and Needs’ the Steel Construction Institute’s [SCI] annual event, held at the Royal College of …

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 …

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