This manual provides guidance on the design of single and multi-storey building structures using structural steelwork. Structures designed in accordance with this manual will normally comply with BS 5950-1: 2000 as amended in March 2008.
The range of structures covered by the manual are:
- braced multi-storey structures that do not rely on bending resistance of columns for their overall stability, and are classified as non-sway
- single-storey structures using portal frames or posts and lattice trusses
The manual provides:
- guidance on structural form, framing and bracing including advice on the selection of floors, roofing and cladding systems, and advice on fire and corrosion protection
- step-by-step procedures for designing the different types of structure and structural elements including verification of robustness and design of connections
This edition also updates sections of the manual in line with current practice.