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AD 409: Recent Blue and Orange Book developments

Recent restructuring within the UK steel industry has led to new developments in the provision of structural steel design information produced by SCI; …

AD 407: Section Classification

SCI have been advised that some checking authorities have questioned the approach to calculating α and ψ, which are found in Table 5.2 of BS EN 1993-1-1:2005 …

News in Brief: May 2017

Kloeckner Metals UK/Westok has released version 10.3 of its cellbeam software package. New features include Eurocode design to EN 1993 and 1994 and enhanced …

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 …

News in Brief: October 2016

The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) is looking for experienced contract auditors to join their team. Interested candidates should send their CV …

BCSA Eurocode publication updated

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has updated ‘Eurocode Load Combinations for Steel Structures’. The guide provides straightforward …

Eurocodes review launched

In response to the recent EU Referendum, BSI has been quick to confirm that it is business as usual in terms of the UK’s continued participation in the …

LTB in the Eurocodes – Back to the Future

In Part 1, David Brown of the SCI looked at comparisons between lateral torsional buckling in BS 449 and BS 5950. In Part 2, the comparison is extended to the …

Composite beam checking tool upgraded

The Composite Beam Checking Tool on www.steelconstruction.info has been upgraded to include the latest guidance in SCI-P405 Minimum degree of shear connection …

AD 393: Minimum requirements for column splices in accordance with Eurocodes.

Clause 6.2.7.1(14) of BS EN 1993-1-8:2005 specifies minimum requirements for component in bearing type splices. The Standard specifies splice material to be …

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