SCI Annual Event
How getting the joints right can save money, save material, and avoid failures
Tuesday 1st November 2022.
1 Birdcage Walk, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London.
With one week to go our programme is set and spaces for our Annual Event are filling up fast.
A number of presentations will focus on the theme for the day – how getting the joints right can save money, save material, and avoid failures. He probably wasn’t thinking about bolts, welds and end plates, but as Mies van der Rohe once said ‘the devil is in the details’. Powerful tools enable us to do exciting things, but care is needed. Complex joints need careful thought and communication, and may be facilitated by different manufacturing techniques. Thought and communication are also prerequisites for the correct use of semi-continuous design, something we need to start taking more seriously as an easy way to reduce material usage. All these aspects will be covered by a series of presentations.
Other topical subjects for the day will include the use of ‘low carbon’ alternatives for floor slabs, be they concrete or CLT. And of course, the second-generation Eurocodes are now taking share, with key technical content now more-or-less defined. Even though the codes will not be published for serval more years, designers may wish to start exploiting some opportunities they offer. Continuing to look to the near future, with implications for now, we will also give thought to the use of Augmented Reality as a means of quality checking steel structures.
There will be an opportunity to speak to a number of sponsors of the event.
See our Programme for the day here.
The event will be held at 1 Birdcage Walk, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London.
We look forward to seeing those that have already registered for the event next Tuesday.
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