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Steel Building in Europe

work carried out with a financial grant from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Community

 

The present Design Manual consists in a series of technical guides in order to facilitate applications of the Eurocodes, for the design of steel buildings.

These design manual is helpful for steel fabricators and engineering offices. Some guides dealing with advantages of the use of steel will also apply to architects. These guides provide a strong source of knowledge for designers in accordance with Eurocodes.

These guides cover two types of buildings:

1. Multi-storey buildings (MSB)

  • Part 1: Architect’s guide
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  • Part 2:Concept design
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  • Part 3: Actions
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  • Part 4: Detailed design
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  • Part 5: Joint design
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  • Part 6: Fire Engineering
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  • Part 7: Model construction specification
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  • Part 8: Description of member resistance calculator-> (Excel file)
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  • Part 9: Description of simple connection resistance calculator -> (Excel file)
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  • Part 10: Guidance to developers of software for the design of composite beams
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  • All Parts (ZIP file) 
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2. Single storey buildings (SSB)

  • Part 1: Architect’s guide
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  • Part 2: Concept design
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  • Part 3: Actions
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  • Part 4: Detailed design of portal frames
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  • Part 5: Detailed design of trusses
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  • Part 6: Detailed design of built up columns
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  • Part 7:  Fire engineering
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  • Part 8: Building envelope
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  • Part 9: Introduction to computer software
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  • Part 10: Model construction specification
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  • Part 11: Moment connections
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  • All Parts (ZIP file)
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Design guide BATIRSUR

The French law "Risque" No. 2003-699 of 30 July 2003 on prevention of technological and natural risks and repairing damage has created a new approach of control of the urban development around hazard installations: the Risk Preventions Plans Technology (PPRT). Their goal is to limit the risk exposure of population. To do this, the PPRTs Regulation can establish among others- constructive action on the frame, in the form of regulations or recommendations.

Recent studies (application of technical specifications supplement the effects of overpressure, 2008) showed the potential vulnerability of steel buildings of industrial use, built according to  classic engineering construction rules and respecting the DTU Snow and wind, and situated in the area of a hazard technological overpressure (even low-intensity 20-50 mbar).

Improving the protection of persons located inside such buildings involves therefore determining specific constructive provisions for future construction. Moreover, they must take into account concerns technical and economic and be conceived with an efficiency / cost ratio efficient than enables not, most of the time, a design taking into account only the level of overpressure and performed according to standard techniques consultants. To respond to this dual problem this guide has been imagined as part of the research project BATIRSUR.

The project, with experimental and theoretical components, has allowed to develop, validate and apply precise calculation tools taking into account the influence of various parameters of steel buildings for industrial use (in the structures of elements) and the load (at the level of the signal applying pressure on the structure).

The BATIRSUR design guide is intended for construction professionals, contractors and project managers. It offers design rules associated with constructive recommendations for the realization of new single storey steel buildings meeting the PPTRs performance targets for overpressure zone 20-50 mbar.

The guide provides a modular methodology based on simplified calculation tools that enable engineers to quickly and easily assess the risk of failure of the steel structure against the pressure hazard. With easy design and an optimized design, it meets the economic requirements of professionals.

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Eurobuild in Steel

This European research project was concerned with identifying the factors which will influence the next generation of building design and in developing opportunities for steel-intensive products and systems.

Three market sectors were studied:

  • commercial buildings,
  • industrial buildings,
  • residential buildings,

which are different in character and in potential market share for steel. The work has been carried out in the participating countries in order to identify differences in market perception and opportunities across Europe. A set of documents were elaborated in order to help steel customers with their design. Furthermore a database with relevant info was created.

Further information in the official site www.eurobuild-in-steel.com

Guidance for Architecs, Designers & Constructors manuals have also been developed in following languagues:

Commercial Buildings
Industrial Buildings
Residential Buildings

 

 

Market survey within Europe on Standardised Solutions for Steel in Low-rise Buildings

The present report resumes the results of the market survey done by the authors during the years 2001 to 2004. The scope of the survey has been defined thanks to main keywords "low-rise buildings" and "standardised steel solutions". This work identifies, as far as possible, the existing available solutions within the European market.

Final report, Conan Y., Cajot L.g.; December 2003, PRF report 136/04.