Author: The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
3 February 2014
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The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
A new series from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) begins with a look at the history of composite construction and the development of Eurocode 4.
Portal frame buildings despite being very common, are a structural form with features that present particular challenges; this has led to specialisation by some designers and manufacturers. The purpose of this final article in the series is to identify and discuss these features, which are not usually found in buildings of more than one storey.
This final article in the composite part of this construction compendium looks at three aspects of construction; the provision of lateral restraint to the beams, whether the steelwork is propped and how the concrete is levelled.