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This section of the website explores the use of steel in construction.

Topics covered include:

  • Developments and good practice
  • Use as a structural material
  • Climate impact, carbon emissions and sustainable design

Resources and events

Conference
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Reusing existing structures conference

The conference provides structural engineers with the latest practical tools and guidance for reuse, repurpose and refurbishment projects, enabling the transformation of existing structures and structural materials.

Date – 3 December 2024
Location – Institution HQ and onliine
Price – £35 - £325 + VAT
Course
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Eurocode 3: structural steelwork design

This course provides an introduction to structural steelwork design to Eurocode 3 for building design.

Date – 30 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Course
<h4>Steel essentials: practical design of structural steelwork</h4>

Steel essentials: practical design of structural steelwork

This course presents practical guidance on key aspects of preliminary scheme development and detailed scheme design in structural steelwork.

Date – 7 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Conference
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UK Metals Expo [Sponsored content]

The premier supply chain event for the Metals Industry organised and run by UK Metals Expo Ltd.

Date – 11 September 2024
Location – NEC, Birmingham
Price – Free
Lecture
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fibUK lecture: advancing sustainable construction with basalt fibre reinforcement

Hear from three industry experts as they explore the potential of basalt fibre as an alternative reinforcement material for concrete, from its engineering properties, manufacturing processes, and economics, to the myriad applications of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) in sustainable construction.

Date – 27 June 2024
Location – Online
Price – Free
Lecture
<h4>Bracklinn Falls Footbridge and Cody Dock Rolling Bridge: innovation by necessity - online</h4>

Bracklinn Falls Footbridge and Cody Dock Rolling Bridge: innovation by necessity - online

Join the Tuesday Group online to explore the innovative designs of Bracklinn Falls Footbridge and Cody Dock Rolling Bridge born out of necessity.

Date – 4 June 2024
Location – Online
Price – Free
Course
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Seismic design of structures

This two-day, online course introduces seismic design of civil engineering structures. It builds on the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology. The course focuses on seismic loading and design codes, conceptual seismic design principles and analysis for seismic loading, and design and detailing of structural members.

Date – 30 May 2024
Location – Online
Price – £515 - £765 + VAT
The Structural Engineer
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Cody Dock Rolling Bridge, London – innovation through collaboration

This article gives an overview of the design process and unique engineering challenges of the Cody Dock Rolling Bridge in London.

Date – 1 May 2024
Author – Alfred Jacquemot, Robert Nelson, Tim Lucas, David Knight and Thomas Randall-Page
Price – £10
Training
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Touching lightly: the Nancy Pauw Bridge

This lecture presents what it took to achieve a light touch in the design and installation of this new footbridge in a stunning natural setting.

Date – 16 April 2024
Author – Gerald Epp
Price – Free

Featured events and resources

Guidance
<h4>Examples for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8</h4>

Examples for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8

Simple design calculations for basic steel and concrete elements for buildings within the scope of BS EN 1998.

Date – 24 February 2022
Author – Costas Georgopoulos and Kong Kian Hau
Price – £39.95
Guidance
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Making your steel specification more sustainable

In the form of embodied carbon, steel is a significant contributor to the climate crisis. This guidance sets out how structural engineers can use their steel specifications to help move the industry towards net zero.

Date – 30 March 2021
Price – 0