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Joints in steel construction. Moment-resisting joints to Eurocode 3 "The Green Book" (P398)

This publication covers the design of moment-resisting joints in accordance with Eurocode 3. Moment-resisting joints are typically found in portal frames and in continuous construction. This publication is the successor to Joints in steel construction – Moment connections (P207/95), which covers connections designed in accordance with BS 5950. (Published November 2013)

Protection of Buildings Against Explosions (P244)

This publication provides guidance on the protection of commercial property and personnel from the effects of explosions caused by the detonation of high explosives.

Design of composite beams using precast concrete slabs in accordance with Eurocode 4 (P401)

This new publication takes the previously published SCI guidance provided in Design of Composite Beams using Precast Concrete Slabs (P287) 2003 based on BS 5950-3:1990 and presents updated guidance in accordance with the principles of Eurocode 4, supplemented by non-contradictory complementary information (NCCI).

Design of steel portal frame buildings to Eurocode 3 (P399)

This publication provides guidance for the elastic and plastic design of portal frames in the UK in accordance with the Eurocodes and their National Annexes P399

Handbook of structural steelwork - Eurocode edition (P201E)

This handbook gives a practical guide to the design of structural steel elements for buildings. It comprises three principal Sections: general guidance, general design data and design tables.

National structural steelwork specification for building construction 5th Edition (P203 CE)

The National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction is presented here in its 5th Edition CE Marking Version. This version of the 5th Edition does not supersede the earlier version which remains current for applications where CE Marking is not required. (Published 2010)

Wind actions to BS EN 1991-1-4 (P394)

This publication has been prepared to guide structural engineers through the process of establishing design wind actions for orthodox steel framed buildings in the UK, in accordance with the Eurocodes, UK National Annexes and other authoritative information. The calculation procedure to determine design wind actions is set out in Sections 5 and 6 and is demonstrated in a numerical example in Sections 9 and 10.

Acoustic detailing for steel construction (P372)

This publication presents the general principles of sound insulation, the regulatory requirements for modern residential buildings and generic acoustic solutions using steel construction technologies. (Published 2008)

Design of composite highway bridges curved in plan (P393)

This design guide addresses the consequences of the plan curvature on the design of composite bridges and effectively offers a supplement to SCI design guides P356 and P357.

Elastic design of single span steel portal frame buildings to Eurocode 3 (P397)

Steel portal frames are firmly established in the UK as a lightweight, highly efficient and cost effective way of enclosing usable volumes, accounting for the majority of the single storey market. This publication provides guidance on the design of portal frames in accordance with the Eurocodes, making recommendations where the design Standard is unclear.

Selection of steel sub-grade in accordance with the Eurocodes - Available in PDF format only (ED007)

This technical report was prepared to offer guidance on the selection of steel sub-grade, in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-10, the associated UK National Annex and other non-contradictory complementary information.

Steel Bridge Group: Model project specification for the execution of steelwork in bridge structures (P382)

This publication provides a set of clauses, to be used in bridge project specifications, that responds to the options and alternatives allowed in BS EN 1090-2, the execution standard for steelwork designed to Eurocode 3. The clauses are arranged under the headings in BS EN 1090-2 and for each clause a commentary is given, explaining the context of or background to the clause. Free download available from: www.steelbiz.org

Structural robustness of steel framed buildings (P391)

This publication provides design guidance for hot rolled steel framed buildings on the Eurocode strategies for structural robustness and designing for the avoidance of disproportionate collapse as required by the UK Building Regulations. (Published 2011)

Design of composite beams with large web openings (P355)

Composite floor beams are a preferred solution for multi-storey construction - this type of construction can achieve long spans and openings in the web of the steel section facilitating service integration within the structural zone. (Published 2011)

Design of floors for vibration. A new approach - Revised edition, February 2009 (P354)

This publication presents guidance for assessing the vibration behaviour of floors in steel framed buildings caused by pedestrian traffic. (Published 2009)

In-plane stability of portal frames to BS 5950-1:2000 (P292)

This publication introduces designers to the in-plane stability calculation methods for portal frames in BS 5950-1:2000. It provides a commentary on the three methods of checking the frame stability and includes worked examples of a simple method for second-order calculations 'by hand'. (Published 2001)

Guide to evaluating design wind load to BS 6399-2.1997 (P286)

This publication presents advice on the calculation of wind loads in accordance with BS 6399-2:1997. It describes the Standard and Hybrid Methods in the Code and introduces two further methods, termed the Simplified Standard Method and the Simplified Hybrid Method. (Published 2003)

Wind-moment design of unbraced composite frames (P264)

This publication provides a simplified design method for unbraced frames. The method assumes that, under vertical load, the connections behave as pins, while under wind load the connections behave rigidly. (Published 2000)

Wind-moment design of low rise frames (P263)

This publication provides guidance on the design of low rise multi-storey steel framed buildings up to 4 storeys high using the Wind Moment Method.(Published 1999)

Joints in steel construction. Composite connections (P213)

This publication is one of a series of "Green Books" that cover a range of steelwork connections. (Published 1998)

Design of semi-continuous braced frames (P183)

This publication presents a method of analysis and design which permits semi-continuous braced steel frames to be designed by hand. (Published 1997)

Design of steel portal frames for Europe (P164)

This publication provides guidance on the design of steel portal frame buildings to both the specifier and the designer. (Published 2002)