Important notice: British Standards have been replaced by Eurocodes. While this manual has continued relevance as a reference source for engineers involved in the refurbishment of buildings designed to British Standards, it is neither updated by the Institution, nor recommended as a guide for new design.
The manual was/is intended for use by structural engineers in the preparation of structural design calculations and includes the following:
guidance on structural form, framing and bracing
advice on the selection of floors, roofing and cladding systems
advice on fire and corrosion protection
step-by-step procedures for designing different types of structure and structural elements