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Resistance factors of Eurocode 3

Load factors and their combinations were reviewed in NSC November 2012 and January 2013. In this article Alastair Hughes switches attention to γM. In order to …

The future of live load reduction – part two

In Part One (in the previous issue – NSC Vol 21, No 3) Alastair Hughes examined how the new regime of EN 1991-1-1:2002, together with its National Annex, …

Partial factors – obscure objects of desire? Part two

Alastair Hughes reviews the choices available in the Eurocodes and questions ‘what next?’. Part One (in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of NSC) has been a long …

Partial factors – obscure objects of desire?

In a two part article, Alastair Hughes, formerly of the SCI, delves into the UK’s structural safety culture, remarks on an uncharacteristic permissiveness …

AD 345: Load factors in BS 5950-1:2000 for crane loading

The purpose of this Advisory Desk Note is to update the advice in AD111 on the factors to be used in various load combinations for buildings with overhead …

Loads and ULS Load combinations to the Eurocodes

In the language of the Eurocodes, ‘dead loads’ become ‘permanent actions’, imposed loads, snow loads and wind loads are collectively called ‘variable …

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