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AD 465: Amendment to clauses on negative tolerances on cambers in the National Structural Steelwork Specification

Engineers generally specify cambers on steel beams to reduce deflection under self-weight. However, when specifying cambers, they should carefully consider the …

President’s Column: January 2021

At the time of writing this article (7th December), we don’t know whether we will have a Brexit deal or perhaps yet another transition extension. What has …

Updated NSSS includes new intumescent paint section

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BSCA) has published the 7th edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification for buildings (NSSS). …

President’s Column: July/August 2020

My predecessor, Tim Outteridge, introduced the ‘President’s Column’ as a new item in New Steel Construction in his president’s profile in the …

New CEO ready for new challenges

BCSA’s new Chief Executive Officer David Moore is no stranger to the steel construction sector and his background as Director of Engineering will stand him …

President’s Column: January 2019

I’ve written before about the benefits that accrue to clients, main contractors and specifiers from using a BCSA member for their structural steelwork. This …

AD 424: Shear stud length

SCI has been advised that shear studs which are shorter than usual have been placed on the market in the UK, and this AD warns against using them unless the …

Continued success at Jamestown

Architects and engineers are having greater input through the constructional steelwork fabrication process on ‘higher-end’ projects says structural …

In the post

A former Royal Mail sorting office is being reconfigured into a new mixed-use development with large areas of the original steel structure being retained. …

BCSA publishes NSSS 6th edition

The British Constructional Steelwork Association [BCSA] has published the 6th Edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification [NSSS] for Building …

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