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AD 489: Height of shear studs

AD 380 entitled “What height of shear stud should be used in Eurocode 4?” provided interim advice on the height/length of shear studs to be used in design …

Proposed changes to assessment of frame stability

In this second article looking at the forthcoming revisions to EN 1993-1-1, David Brown of the SCI considers the proposed guidance on frame stability with some …

AD 484: Snow design situations

This advisory note aims to offer clarity when considering snow loading – in particular the drifted snow design situations. Snow loads are covered by BS EN …

The buckling resistance of laced columns

David Brown of the SCI uses the example of a laced column to demonstrate useful approaches to member

Proposed revisions to lateral torsional buckling

Several of the revised Eurocode Parts are close to their final version – they are in a mature state and significant changes now would be a surprise. David …

Joint stiffness and the elastic critical load factor

The susceptibility of moment-resisting frames to global buckling is profoundly influenced by the stiffness of joints as calculated by the proposed method in BS …

New Steel Construction Technical Digest now available online

New Steel Construction’s (NSC) fourth Technical Digest, which brings together a year’s worth of technical guidance, is now available for download at: …

The design of tee sections in bending

David Brown of the SCI looks at the lateral torsional buckling resistance of tee sections, considering the rules in BS 5950 and BS EN 1993-1-1 In order to …

President’s Column: July 2019

One of the ‘problems’ with technology today is that we all get bombarded with information, which we either delete or file away to look at later. And then …

Cold formed sections

The forming process affects the toughness of cold formed sections and their use in external structures. Welding is prohibited near the corners of cold formed …

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