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S16-14 - Design of steel structures
Stability is essential to the successful erection of any steel structure, including single and multi-story, bridges, stadiums and monuments. It is crucial that structural engineers, architects and construction trades understand the relationship between static and dynamic loading and how structures support or resist loads.
The eighth edition of CSA S16-14 Design of Steel Structures provides requirements for the design, fabrication, and erection of steel structures and the structural steel components framed in other building materials. The new edition of the standard will be referenced in the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
CSA S16 provides requirements for steel structures that have great heights or spans, are exposed to severe environmental conditions, are required to be movable or readily dismantled, are subject to vehicle impacts or explosions; are required to satisfy architectural requirements or have other special features that could affect design, fabrication or erection. The standard also provides requirements for tanks, stacks, poles and more steel structures.
The term "steel structures" refers to structural members and frames that consist primarily of structural steel components, including detail parts, welds, bolts or other fasteners required in fabrication and erection.
CSA S16 has been recently amended with a number of revisions including the major addition of a new annex on storage racks. All new purchasers of the Standard will receive the updated version. If you have already purchased the standard and would like to receive the updated version, click on the "Detailed Information" tab above for more detailed instructions on how to download it.