Structural Steel Design

Bromsgrove Steel offers design advice and assistance when formulating structural steel products for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

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    Our engineers often work in conjunction with architects and structural engineers, rethinking processes through design which may cause obstruction or delays to the construction process.

    With years of experience in the field, Bromsgrove Steel can provide connection advice and general design assistance regarding the logistics of manufacturing and installing structural steel.

    During the design stage, architectural design, structural form, and verification of members will be analysed. Requirements of the site environment, such as ingress and egress, will moreover have to be considered. Material choice, which will be decided during design stages, will further reflect the requirements of the application.

    Alongside our design capabilities, Bromsgrove Steel further supplies a full fabrication process, transportation of products, and installation and erection services.

    What are the steps of structural steel design?

    The design process typically begins with an initial conceptual design of the building elements, in consideration of the architectural design. The structural system can also be determined at this point, calculating how the elements will be arranged. Following this, dimensions of the building elements should be marked, including the loads that will act upon the elements. Once the conceptual and structural design has been established, frame analysis and member verification will be conducted to ensure all elements are viable within their application.

    What are the types of structural systems?

    There are a multitude of structural systems. Some of the main types of structures include: solid structure, framed structures, and shell structures.

    A solid structure used solid construction materials, such as concrete, to support loads and resist compression. In contrast to this, a framed structure uses a connecting series of materials, such as steel, to support the structure of a building; it remains rigid without the support of walls or floors, unlike a solid structure. A shell structure is a lightweight, curved shape, designed to transmit applied forces by the stresses which act in the plane of the surface.

    What are the design standards for buildings?

    A comprehensive list of design standards for the UK can be found on the official HSE website. These include BS 6399 Part 2 and Part 3 for the codes of practise regarding loads; BS 476 for fire testing on building materials and structures; BS 5493 for the protective coating of iron and steel structures.

    Steelwork Design Services

    During manufacturing, the engineers at Bromsgrove Steel can perform cutting and drilling, bending and rolling, and coded welding as directed by an in-house welding coordinator. Bromsgrove Steel further offers an array of finishing services for structural steel. Our nationwide manufacturing services are directed by detailing provided by CAD facilities, so as to produce precision products.

    To ensure the high quality of our products, Bromsgrove Steel undertakes several measures. We only work with UKCA marked steel, up to execution class 2, and perform rigorous quality checks prior to dispatch. Furthering this, structural steel can be tested through an in-house trial erection, to make certain it is fit for application.

    The design assistance provided by Bromsgrove Steel is extended towards the construction, extension and modification of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. We further specialise in Heritage and Conservation properties.

    Industrial steelwork services