Connection Design

We assist structural steelwork companies and contractors with designing a whole range of steel connections. These can be simple joints or complex moment connections.

simple end plate connections

notched end plate connections

fin plate connections

4 plate splice

butt splice

movement end plate connections

bracing connections

base plate connections

4 plate column splices

stiffened end plate connections

notch & cleat connection

notch & cleat connection

Steel Connection Design Calculations

Our connection design calculations are produced in accordance with the latest relevant standards and publications including: BS EN 1993-1-1:2005, BS EN 1993-1-8:2005, SCI P358 Publication and SCI P398 Publication.

However, these documents, in most cases, cover only typical repeatable connections. We want to be at the forefront of our industry; for more complex joints, we use the following standards, technical books, articles and publications:

  • BS EN 1993-1-5:2006
  • BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 and BS EN 1090-2:2008+A1:2011
  • NA to: BS EN 1993-1-1:2005, BS EN 1993-1-5:2006, BS EN 1993-1-8:2005 BS EN ISO 19902:2007
  • BS EN ISO 19902:2007
  • The American Institute of Steel Construction – Design Examples V14.2
  • The British Constructional Steelwork Association, Publication No. 41/05, Steel Details
  • The British Constructional Steelwork Association, Publication No. 52/10, NSSS 5th Edition
  • Connections in Steel Structures IV, V, VI, VII: Behaviour, Strength and Design, International conferences
  • The Steel Construction Institute Publications: P060, P102, P143, P148,P207/95, P212, P375, P391, P403
  • The Steel Construction Institute Advisory Desk Notes
  • Access Steel NCCI Publications
  • Owens, G. W., Cheal, B. D., Structural Steelwork Connections
  • Wald, F., Design of Structural Connections to Eurocode 3, FAQ
  • Modern Steel Construction, Steel Interchange articles
  • CIDECT, General series of design guides: Construction with Hollow Steel Sections
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