# Design of Composite Structures using Precast Concrete Units

This explores the design consideration and distinctions that exists when designing composite steel structures that utilizes precast concrete unit in place of in-situ concrete for flooring.

# Designing a Composite Slab to Eurocode 4 |Profile Steel Deck

This article highlights the advantages of composite metal steel deck over traditional concrete slab in composite steel construction and offers guidance on their design to Eurocode 4.

# A Simplified Method of Estimating Deflection in Trusses

Estimating the deflection of long span trusses is considered a challenging subject as it often requires tedious calculations when done by hand. This article presents a straightforward method for determining deflection in trusses.

# Moment Resisting Connections in Steel Frames

This article discusses moment resisting connections used in the design of single storey and multi-storey buildings. It highlights the common types of moment connections used and an overview of the design procedures based on Eurocode 3 (Part 1-8)

# Structural Analysis and Design of Transition Structures

Transfer structures are used in buildings with vertical element discontinuities and where a direct load passage to the foundations is not practicable. This article offers…

# Designing a Moment Resisting Column Base Plate | Worked Example

Column base plates are provided beneath steel columns in order to transmit the applied design forces safely to the foundations. Steel columns are heavily loaded and their cross-sections are typically small…….

# Structural Analysis & Design of Steel Portal Frames to Eurocode 3

This article offers an extensive discussion on the analysis and design of portal frames based on the recommendations of Eurocode 3.

# A Background to Assessing Floor Vibration

The assessment of floor vibration concerns how the mass of its supporting structure moves when subjected to an imposed load. This is determined by ascertaining the natural frequency of the supporting structure to the floor, which is stated in Hz (cycles per second).

# Lateral Torsional Buckling in Steel Elements

Structural steel elements are amenable to failure due to lateral torsional buckling, when measures that recognizes this risk have not been considered in design. This article briefly, explains how the structural engineer can deal with lateral torsional buckling when analyzing steel structures.

# Steel Columns in Combined Axial Compression and Bending

This article provides guidance on how to design steel columns subjected to combined axial compression and bending to EC3, using the simplified expressions in the IStructE manual for the design of steelwork buildings.