Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 17): Simple connections in steel frames

Author: C. O'Regan (AECOM)

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3 September 2018

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 17): Simple connections in steel frames

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 17): Simple connections in steel frames
Date published

3 September 2018

First published

3 September 2018

Author

C. O'Regan (AECOM)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

This Technical Guidance Note aims to clarify the term 'simple connection' by explaining its use when designing connections within steel frames. Additionally, guidance is offered on different types of simple connection and the design checks that need to be carried out.

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PDF
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4
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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