Light gauge steel used in the construction of a residential building - SCI: Light Gauge Steel Design - Ascot, UK

Light Gauge Steel Design

This course introduces the uses and applications of light gauge steel in construction, before explaining in detail the methods employed by Eurocode 3 for designing light gauge steel members in bending and compression and calculation of section properties. Specific design issues related to the different uses of light gauge steel are addressed. For light steel framing the issues covered include: frame stability, bracing, designing for robustness, connection design, frame anchorage and serviceability conditions. For industrial building applications the issues covered include: specification with load tables, rafter and column restraint and load reversal (uplift) conditions. Other specific topics that are covered include: fire resistance, acoustic performance, NHBC Standards Chapter 6.10 and durability. The subjects are illustrated through a series of worked examples throughout the course.

Recognising the current transition to the Eurocodes, the course will not assume any prior knowledge of either BS 5950-5 or Eurocode 3 Part 1.3.

Who should attend?

All practicing engineers who would like to learn the essential principles of light gauge steel design in its typical structural applications.

The course is ideal for:

  • Engineers with no previous experience in light gauge steel design;
  • Engineers who require a refresher in light gauge steel design;
  • Engineers looking for a broader understanding of light gauge steel design.

Course delivery:

Delivery of this 1 day course is by lectures and workshop sessions. The lectures are delivered by experienced SCI engineers (not third party lecturers).

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