Steel in Construction Academy
It is with great pleasure that we present SiCA: Steel in Construction Academy, our latest development available for free on our digital platform Constructalia.
Almost 30 years ago, a consortium of more than 200 European steel and steel construction specialists, including ArcelorMittal, came together to implement the ESDEP (European Steel Design Education Programme) training programme to further the development of the use of steel in construction. Three years ago, we decided to take all of this content and revise, update, and enrich it.
We have paid particular attention to updating as per the current standards and regulations, especially to comply with the most recent versions of the Eurocodes. We have also included new products and solutions in connection with our site content. Certain themes, such as sustainable construction with steel, energy efficiency, and the circular economy, which were not taken into consideration when the content was first created, will be the subject of new publications.
Enjoy your visit and good reading,
Patrick Le Pense
Building skin & Civil engineering segment manager
ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products
Introduction to steel's role in construction in EuropeRead Lecture
Process of designRead Lecture
Design philosophiesRead Lecture
Limit state design and partial safety factorsRead Lecture
Background to loadingsRead Lecture
Historical development of iron and steel in structuresRead Lecture
Historical development of steelwork designRead Lecture
Historical development of iron and steel in buildingsRead Lecture
Historical development of iron and steel in bridges 1770-1970Read Lecture
Re-use of existing buildingsRead Lecture
Residual life assessment for bridgesRead Lecture
Appendix to “Residual life assessment for bridges" lectureRead Lecture
Concept and basis of steel metallurgyRead Lecture
Manufacturing and forming processesRead Lecture
Mechanical properties of steelRead Lecture
Toughness and resistance to brittle fractureRead Lecture
Steel grades and qualitiesRead Lecture
Concepts of stable and unstable elastic equilibriumRead Lecture
General criteria for elastic stabilityRead Lecture
Elastic instability modesRead Lecture
General methods for assessing critical loadsRead Lecture
Buckling of real structural elements IRead Lecture
Buckling of real structural elements IIRead Lecture
Methods of analysis of steel structuresRead Lecture
Cross-section classificationRead Lecture
Local bucklingRead Lecture
Tension members IRead Lecture
Buckling lengthsRead Lecture
Trusses and lattice girdersRead Lecture
Introduction to plate behaviour and designRead Lecture
Behaviour and design of unstiffened platesRead Lecture
Behaviour and design of stiffened platesRead Lecture
Design of box girdersRead Lecture
Advanced design of box girdersRead Lecture
Introduction to shell structuresRead Lecture
Basic analysis of shell structuresRead Lecture
Introduction to corrosion processRead Lecture
Factors governing protection of steelworkRead Lecture
Corrosion protection for steel structures in buildingsRead Lecture
Corrosion protection of bridgesRead Lecture
Introduction to fire safetyRead Lecture
Background to thermal analysisRead Lecture
Background to structural (mechanical fire) analysisRead Lecture
Introduction to fatigueRead Lecture
Weldability of structural steelsRead Lecture
Advanced introduction to fatigueRead Lecture
Principles of weldingRead Lecture
Thin-walled members and sheetingRead Lecture
Design procedures for cold-formed columnsRead Lecture
Design procedures for cold-formed beamsRead Lecture
Diaphragm effect - stressed skin designRead Lecture
Application of thin-walled constructionRead Lecture
Composite construction - generalRead Lecture
Behaviour of beamsRead Lecture
Single span composite beamsRead Lecture
Composite deckRead Lecture
Continuous composite beams IRead Lecture
Continuous composite beams IIRead Lecture
Composite beams - Design for serviceability part 1Read Lecture
Composite beams - Design for serviceability part 2Read Lecture
Composite beams - Shear connection part 1Read Lecture
Composite beams - Shear connection part 2Read Lecture
Composite beams - Shear connection part 3Read Lecture
Composite columns part 1Read Lecture
Composite columns part 2Read Lecture
Composite building structuresRead Lecture
Application of hollow sections in steel structuresRead Lecture
Introduction to the design of simple industrial buildingsRead Lecture
Introduction to the design of special industrial buildingsRead Lecture
Introduction to the design of multi-storey buildings: part 1Read Lecture
Introduction to the design of multi-storey buildings: part 2Read Lecture
Conceptual choiceRead Lecture
The design of steel and composite bridges: part 1Read Lecture
The design of steel and composite bridges: part 2Read Lecture
SiCA is the result of teamwork thanks to:
- The members of the Constructalia team who have been working for almost 3 years, and in particular over the last few months, to prepare the content for publication: Marta Dziarnowska, Joanna Parzyszek, Kathrin Sulzer, and Jenny Blake, all of whom will continue to enrich the content.
- Our partner Aware, and in particular Thomas Vermeiren and Stijn Cuylle, who developed new functionalities for the Constructalia platform.
- Colleagues from ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products: Corinne Dieu, François Blanchet, and Patrick Pol, who helped to revise some of the content.
- Associate Professor Wioleta Barcewicz, PhD Eng., from Warsaw University of Technology, who continues to review and update many lectures, especially those related to the Eurocodes.
- Carol Farinaud, consultant, who assisted us with the Constructalia renovation project.
We would like to thank everyone for their commitment and encouragement.
Patrick Le Pense
We would like to thank Patrick Le Pense. Without his expertise and advice, SiCA would not have been possible and would never have been published.
The Constructalia team
Despite all of the care taken in reviewing the content and formatting, it is likely that some errors have been missed. Please report them to us at: constructalia(at)arcelormittal.com
The content available in these lectures facilitates learning, but should in no way be used for final design and calculation.
This content may be used free of charge. No right is granted to the user of the content, the property and intellectual rights of which continue to belong to ArcelorMittal. No warranty is granted to the user.
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