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Fatigue of bracing in buildings

BS5950 states that buildings subject to fluctuating wind loads do not need to be checked for fatigue but EC3 contains no such statement. Richard Henderson of …

Illustration of fatigue design of a crane runway beam

As indicated in the technical article in the September 2018 issue of New Steel Construction Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the fatigue design of crane …

Introduction to fatigue design to BS EN 1993-1-9

The assessment of fatigue performance is routine in bridge design but is only relevant to specific elements in buildings which may suffer from fatigue damage. …

Brittle fracture: selection of sub-grade for ‘quasi-static’ structures

Selection of steel sub-grade is an important responsibility for all steel designers, to manage the risk of brittle fracture. David Brown of the SCI discusses a …

Building Consequence Classes and the link to Execution Classes

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the evolution of Building Consequence Classes and the link between them and Execution Classes of structures. The …

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 …

AD 394: New Rules on the Selection of Execution Class for Structural Steel

Until recently, the process for determining Execution Class for structural steel was based on the approach given in BS EN 1090-2:2008+A1:2011 (issued August …

New steel bridge design guides available from SCI

The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has published two new steel bridge design publications that are now available at: …

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