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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Design software for SIN beams now available

The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has completed designing a software programme for Ireland-based steelwork contractor Kiernan Structural Steel, covering …

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; …

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 …

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 …

AD 392: Frame stability tool on www.steelconstruction.info

This Advisory Desk note gives background information on the frame stability tool, recently added to www.steelconstruction.info. In order to retain the accurate …

Eurocode revision

British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a revised Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures as well as a revised National Annex. BS EN 1090-2 Execution …

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