Resources for structural steelwork design

Resources for structural steelwork design


The ASI has a substantial body of resources available to support design of structural steelwork. 

Listed below are specific resources in various areas of steelwork design. The following website resources can also be used for in-depth access to a range of further reading: 

  • The ASI bookshop 

  • The ASI eLearning Portal (coming soon!)

  • This website, utilising the menu system and search functionality 

The ASI's resources are extensive and may be difficult to find quickly through navigation of the website alone. We have invested in advanced search functionality for the website and encourage you to use this search functionality as the primary means of retrieving information. You will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is!

For your convenience we have assembled below a selection of the resources available in specific areas: 

Structural steelwork member and framework design and fabrication

Type 

Title 

 

Book 

Design capacity tables for structural steel, V1: Open sections, 5th Ed. 2016  

 

Book 

Design of portal frame buildings including crane runway beams and monorails, 4th Ed. 2011 

 

Book 

Worked examples for steel structures, 4th Ed. 2013  

 

Book 

An engineers guide to fabricating steel structures, V1: Fabrication methods, 2001 

 

Book 

An engineers guide to fabricating steel structures, V2: Successful welding of steel structures, 2003   

 

Book 

Steel designer’s handbook, 8th Ed. 2012

 

PDF 

Economical structural steelwork – Design of cost-effective steel structures, 5th Ed. 2009

 

Book 

Safe load tables for structural steel, 6th Ed. 1987 (working stress design, for pre-1991 buildings only)  

 

 

Cold-formed light-gauge member and structure design 

Type 

Title 

 

Book 

Design of cold-formed steel structures (to AS/NZS 4600:2005), 4th Ed. 

 

Book 

Design guide: Portal frame steel sheds and garages, 2nd Ed. 2014  

 

 

Composite design 

Type 

Title 

 

Book 

Design example for multistorey composite steel framed building, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design aspects for construction – Composite steel framed structures, 1st Ed. 2008   

 

 

 

 

 

Connection design 

Type 

Title 

 

Book 

Tubular design guide 20: Background and design basis, 1st Ed. 2014 

 

Books 

Structural steel tubular connections series – 8 tubular design guides (in two folders)

 

Book 

Design capacity tables for structural steel, V3: Simple connections – Open sections, 1st Ed. 2007  

 

Book 

Handbook 1: Design of structural steel connections, 1st Ed. 2007  

 

Book 

Design guide 1: Bolting in structural steel connections, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design guide 2: Welding in structural steel connections, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design guide 3: Web side plate connections, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design guide 4: Flexible end plate connections, 1st Ed. 2007 

 

Book 

Design guide 5: Angle cleat connections, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design guide 6: Seated connections, 1st Ed. 2007

 

Book 

Design guide 7: Pinned base plate connections for columns, 1st Ed. 2011 

 

Book 

Design capacity tables for structural steel V4, Rigid connections – Open sections, 1st Ed. 2009  

 

Book 

Design guide 10: Bolted moment end plate beam splice connections, 1st Ed. 2009   

 

Book 

Design guide 11: Welded beam to column moment connections, 1st Ed. 2009 

 

Book 

Design guide 12: Bolted end plate to column moment connections, 1st Ed. 2009

 

Book 

Design guide 13: Splice connections, 1st Ed. 2009 

 

 

Fire-engineering design 

Type 

Title 

 

Book & PDF 

Guide to the use of fire protection materials (SC Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2008) 

 

Book 

Handbook of fire protection materials for structural steel, 1st Ed. 1990 

 

 

General 

Type 

Title 

 

Book 

Tubular structures in architecture, 1st Ed. 2011 

 

PDF 

Australian steelwork corrosion and coatings guide, 2nd Ed. 2015

 

Journal 

A guide to the requirements for engineering drawings of structural steel (SC Jnl Vol. 29 No. 3, 1995) 

 

Book 

Australian steel detailers handbook, 1st Ed. 1999 

 

Book 

Australia / New Zealand guide for specifying architecturally exposed structural steel, 1st Ed. 2012 

 

Book 

Structural design – Steel bins for bulk solids, 1983 (working stress design)