The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 76 (1998) > Issues > Issue 3 > The Impact of CIMSteel on the Design Process
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The Impact of CIMSteel on the Design Process

Within the CIMsteel project, design has been defined as ‘The creation of the information necessary for manufacturing to begin’. Thus a wide range of tasks has been undertaken with the general aim of improving the quality of that design information. Table l lists the specific tasks, each intended to address at least one of the following objectives: - anticipating the introduction of EC3 and EC4 as the principal reference sources of design information for steel and composite construction. - recognising that several aspects of more detailed structural design were not fully covered by current provisions - improving the awareness of designers as to the consequences of their decisions on the downstream construction processes - utilising up-to-date methods for the creation and transfer of the design information - recognising the growing importance of IT as the medium to facilitate the undertaking of these tasks D.G. Brown and Professor D.A. Nethercot

Author(s): Brown, D G;Nethercot, D A

Keywords: steel;design;eurocode3;eurocode4;frames;connections;software;analysis;guides