In line with growing pressure to think more about the impacts of construction materials, and building on recent national and international projects on structural steel reuse, SCI is developing a protocol to help facilitate the reuse of structural steel sections reclaimed from existing building structures.
The protocol proposes a system of investigation and testing to establish material characteristics, with advice for designers completing member verifications. The protocol places important responsibilities on the holder of salvaged steelwork including identification, assessment, control procedures and declarations of conformity.
The protocol is founded on the principle that given appropriate determination of material characteristics and tolerances, (re)fabricated salvaged steelwork may be fabricated and CE marked in accordance with BS EN 1090.
The draft protocol is available here and we very much welcome comments and feedback from all interested parties.
The intention is to consult on the draft protocol over the summer and then formally launch it at an SCI-hosted event at the Building Centre in London on 8th October – click here for further details.
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