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AD 455: Design resistances for bespoke components in P358 (Green Book)

A reader has questioned the design resistances tabulated for bespoke components in P358 – the Green Book for nominally pinned joints to Eurocode 3. The …

AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

This AD note relates to Check 10 for fin plates in P358 Simple Joints to Eurocode 3 (the Eurocode “Green Book” on simple connections). Check 10 includes …

Buckling resistance of uniform members in bending

Richard Henderson of the Steel Construction Institute discusses the phenomenon of lateral-torsional buckling. In order to retain the accurate formatting of the …

Shape shifter

Transforming from a parallelogram at its base to a rectangle at the top, the 40-storey 100 Bishopsgate project is the City of London’s latest stand-out …

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 …

Steel promotes South Bank development

Two steel-framed commercial blocks will provide a central element to a prestigious mixed-use development taking shape on London’s south bank. Martin Cooper …

Lakeside centre shops for steel

Steel-framed buildings have taken centre stage at the Rushden Lakes retail and leisure complex. Shopping and nature may not necessarily go hand in hand, but a …

AD 395: Nominally pinned connections and axial forces

SCI is aware of a number of problems arising when the designers of structural frames have assumed “nominally pinned” connections in the frame design, but …

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 …

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