The subject of this guide is the design of columns in simple construction to BS EN 1993-1-1 – Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules for Buildings
. It covers rolled steel ‘I’ and ‘H’ sections that are acting
as columns within a braced steel frame structure. It does not encompass the design of columns within unbraced structures, such as those found in portal frames.