This publication explains how framed steel buildings can be designed easily to achieve up to 60 minutes fire resistance, without additional protection. It describes the design basis, in accordance with BS 5950-8, illustrates construction details and presents design data sheets to facilitate scheme design. (Published 1999)
This publication provides basic information necessary to assist an architect or engineer to understand the principles of design for fire resistant steel structures and the terminology used. (Published 1999)
This design guide provides a general overview of the fire design of steel and composite structures in accordance with the Eurocodes, introduces the basis of design for fire situations and the criteria that need to be met. (Published 2012)
Resistance of members at elevated temperature (in fire conditions) is a key component of structural design. The Eurocodes describe how resistances may be calculated, including simple methods which are readily applied to common structural forms.
SCI has published new design guidance in P403 covering the resistance of beams and columns in Fire. This publication presents two numerical worked examples demonstrating the calculation of the critical temperature and resistance at elevated temperature. The examples cover both unprotected and protected solutions, using the simple calculation methods given in the Eurocodes.