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Top marks for steel

A London school’s expansion plans are being realised with the aid of structural steelwork, as a new building containing a multi-purpose hall and teaching …

AWARD: Bombardier Maintenance Hangar, Biggin Hill

A technically challenging dual cantilever ‘super hangar’ – the largest in the UK – is now a spectacular feature at Biggin Hill

AWARD: Tower of Light, Manchester

Supporting five exhaust flues, a 40m-tall steel tower is a key component of an important Combined Heat and Power energy

An introduction to preloaded bolting

NSC reports on bolted connections, and the regulations, standards and current practice for preloaded bolting. Bolted connections in structural steel can be …

On the water

A steel-framed structure, that sits above an east London dock, has benefitted from using a weathering steel base as its all-important lowest level. Sat on …

Fasteners and Bolts

Structural bolts are one of the key elements of a steel frame and their manufacturers and suppliers form an important part of the steel construction supply …

Strengthening existing steelwork

Dorota Koschmidder-Hatch of SCI describes the general principles of strengthening existing steel sections. Strengthening implies the addition of structural …

AD 300: Paint on the Outer Face of Cover Plates and Preloaded Bolts.

The advisory desk has recently been asked about the effect of paint on the outer faces of cover plates on the specified minimum preload of preloaded bolts. The …


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