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This paper describes the European Prestandard ENV 1090-1 Execution of steel structures Part 1 : General rules and rules for buildings’ and compares it with the national technical specification BS 5950: Structural use of steelwork in building: Part 2: Specification for materials, fabrication and erection: hot rolled sections. R.J. Pope
Mr M. J. Downing (Trent Concrete) We have actually moved a building. It was not built intentionally as a demountable building. We built a single-storey industrial structure in the 1970s, and a smart industrialist spotted that it was a prefabricated building. He bought it very cheaply and asked us if we could move it from one site to another, which we did. That is the only occasion I am aware of where that has been done.
Moment connections are crucial to many common types of steel structure. Despite substantial research there are no fully agreed design procedures for such connections. The SCI/BCSA Connections Group has been working to develop standardised approaches to moment connections and will shortly publish Joints in Steel Construction - Moment Connections. Within the National Steel Construction week a discussion will take place at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London on Thursday, 18 May 1995, jointly sponsored by the Institution of Structural Engineers, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Steel Construction Institute. This discussion will review the principal decisions that underpin the development of these standardised methods. D.G. Brown