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The Steel Construction Institute

Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QN, tel 01344 623345, fax 01344 622944, email library @ steel-sci.org and education@steel-sci.org, Web site www.steel-sci.org An independent, member-based research and advisory organisation, developing the effective use of steel in construction.

British Constructional Steelwork Association 4 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2ES, tel 0171 839 8566, fax 0171 976 1634, Web site www.bcsa.org.uk Member companies undertake the design, fabrication and erection of steelwork for all forms of construction. Its principal objectives include assisting specifiers and clients.

British Steel Advisory Centre British Steel, Sections Plates and Commercial Steel, Steel House, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 5QL, tel 01642 404338, fax 01642 404983 Gives free advice to architects and engineers about all aspects of steel construction.


Value and Benefit Assessment of Light Steel Framing in Housing A L Rogan and R M Lawson. SCI. Pub-

lication P260. 33pp. Non-members £20 A direct comparison was made with houses using blockwork walls and timber floors. Overall, light steel framing is said to offer better quality and additional benefits for both developer and owner/occupier at no extra cost.

Light Steel Framing: Construction Detailing and Practice P J Grubb and R M Lawson. SCI. Publication P165. 119pp. Non-members £20 Provides guidance on the construction of light-steel framing systems in general building applications. Includes contacts in uk.

Building Design Using Cold Formed Steel Sections: An Architect's Guide

P J Trebilcock. SCI. Publication P130. 97pp. Non-members £35 Written predominantly for architects and containing comprehensive guidance on the use of light-steel framing systems in building. Includes manufacturers' addresses.

Light Steel Framing: Fire Protection R M Lawson. SCI. Publication P129. Non members £15 Provides information on the performance of cold-formed steel sections at elevated temperatures and presents methods for fire- protecting sections used within floors and walls and as separate structural members.

Light Steel Framing: Acoustic Insulation R H Clough and R G Ogden. SCI. Publication P128. Non-members £25 Includes detailed guidance on the acoustic performance of various forms of internal floors and walls using cold-formed steel sections, plus more general advice on the acoustic insulation of a variety of external walls using steel cladding.

Building Envelope: Over-Roofing of Existing Buildings Using Light Steel

M Hillier, R M Lawson and M Gorgolewski. SCI. Publication P246. 39pp. Non-members £25 Reviews the use of light-steel construction in 'over-roofing'. Case studies include over-roofing modules.

Building Envelope: Over-Cladding of Existing Buildings Using Light Steel R M Lawson, R Pedreschi, I Falkenfleth and S O Popo-Ola. SCI. Publication P247. 54pp. Non-members £25 Reviews the use of light-steel construction in over-cladding. International case studies.

Worked Examples to BS 5950: Part 5:1987 K F Chung. Steel Construction Institute. Publication P125. Non-members £25 Covers the design of beams, columns and trusses in accordance with BS 5950: Part 5:1987, plus design of connections.

Design of Structures Using Cold Formed Steel Sections J Rhodes and R M Lawson. SCI. Publication P089; available mid 1999. Non-members £35 Presents design information and reviews applications in general building construction.

The Design of Steel Framed Buildings Without Applied Fire Protection SCI. Publication P186. To be published Shows how steel structures can achieve up to 60 minutes fire resistance by adding active or passive protection.

Modular Construction Using Light Steel Framing: An Architect's Guide SCI. Publication. P272. To be published Written for clients, architects and specifiers, this provides information on design with modular units.

Case Studies on Modular Steel Framing SCI. Publication. P271. Non-members £10 A4 loose-leaf of eight modular construction projects, in residential, commercial and food-retail buildings.

Case Studies in Light Steel Framing P J Grubb and R M Lawson. SCI. Publication P165. Non-members £35 A4 loose-leaf case studies documenting the technology, cost and details employed in 12 examples of construction using light- steel framing.


Steelcon Expo 99: Steeling the Competitive Edge Conference and exhibition. 20-22 September 1999. Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London. Contact Gillian Mitchell at bcsa, tel 0171 839 8566, email mitchell@bcsa.org.uk


Stratford Station, Jubilee Line, London Chris Wilkinson Architects' curved, cantilevered plate girders supported towards their outer ends on inclined steel posts, which taper at both ends. These form a gigantic Vierendeel truss carrying the glazing along the south side.

Peabody Homes, Murray Grove, Hackney Five-storey modular housing by Cartwright Pickard Architects. A website explaining the project includes a 'Webcam' image, updated hourly. See www.webcam.yorkon.com

Footbridge, London Docklands Lifschutz Davidson's footbridge design of steel masts and cables will eventually support a glass gondola suspended from the bridge deck. Perforated stainless-steel cladding panels enclose stair and lift towers.

Greater London Authority Assembly Building, Southwark Assuming it goes ahead, Foster and Partners' low-energy, naturally ventilated building will have 25 per cent less surface area than a cube of the same volume.

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