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Better can sometimes be worse – the dangers of over-strength

As engineers we are always concerned with strength – do we have enough resistance to cope with ultimate (ULS) levels of load? We then consider stiffness – …

Steelwork branches out

The centrepiece for a spectacular city centre garden event was five fully-demountable and reusable steel-framed

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

Champagne design

Martin Cooper reports from a Hampshire vineyard that is expanding its facilities with a steel-framed wine cellar. If one was listing famous winemaking regions …

AD 403: Steel strengths for fabricated haunches

This AD is a simple reminder that the steel strength selected for haunches must match that assumed in the design calculations. As S355 is now the common steel …

Shape of things to come

The use of curved steel bent into shape by UK specialist steel bending companies is helping designers create elaborate landmark structures. Bending steel …

High Strength Steel

Nancy Baddoo and David Brown of the Steel Construction Institute discuss the design of high strength steel in accordance with BS EN 1993. In order to retain …


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