Guide to BS 5950-1: 2000
The Steel Construction Institute
The British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited
The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) develops and promotes the effective use of steel in
construction. It is an independent, membership based organisation.
SCI’s research and development activities cover multi-storey structures, industrial buildings,
bridges, civil engineering and offshore engineering. Activities encompass guidance on structural
design in carbon and stainless steels, dynamic performance, fire engineering, sustainable
construction, architectural design, building physics (acoustic and thermal performance), value
engineering, and information technology.
Membership is open to all organisations and individuals that are concerned with the use of steel in
construction. The benefits of corporate membership include access to specialist advisory service,
free issue of every new SCI publication and free access to Steelbiz, an online technical information
The Steel Construction Institute, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7QN.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1344 636525
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 636570
Email: reception@steel sci.com
The British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited.
The British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited (BCSA) is the national organisation for the
steel construction industry; its Member companies undertake the design, fabrication and erection of
steelwork for all forms of construction in building and civil engineering. Associate Members are
those principal companies involved in the purchase, design or supply of components, materials,
services etc. related to the industry. Corporate Members are clients, professional offices, and
educational establishments etc., which support the development of national specifications, quality,