The fourth edition of this popular steel structures book contains references to both Eurocodes and British Standards. All the material has been updated where necessary, and new and revised worked examples are included. Sections on the meaning, the purpose and limits of structural design, sustainable steel building and energy saving have been updated.

The initial chapters cover the essentials of structural engineering and structural steel design. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a detail examination of the analysis and design of selected types of structures, presenting complex designs in an understandable and user-friendly way. These structures include a range of single and multi-storey buildings, floor systems and wide-span buildings. Each design example is illustrated with applications based on current Eurocodes or British Standard design data, thus assisting the reader to share in the environment of the design process that normally takes place in practical offices and develop real design skills.

Two new chapters on the design of cased steel columns and plate girders with and without rigid end posts to EC4 & EC3 are included too. References have been fully updated and include useful website addresses.

Emphasis is placed on practical design with a view to helping undergraduate students and newly qualified engineers bridge the gap between academic study and work in the design office. Practising engineers who need a refresher course on up-to-dates methods of design and analysis to EC3 and EC4 will also find the book useful, and numerous worked examples are included.

chapter 3|24 pages

Structural steel design

chapter 4|20 pages

Preliminary design

chapter 5|40 pages

Single-storey, one-way-spanning buildings

chapter 7|46 pages

Multistorey buildings

chapter 9|30 pages

Floor systems

chapter 10|22 pages

Composite floor system to EC4

chapter 11|32 pages

Tall buildings

chapter 12|42 pages

Wide-span buildings

chapter 14|22 pages

Steel plate girders: Design to EC3

chapter 15|20 pages

Plate girder: Practical design studies