Design for Construction Steel
This guide, produced as part of the Eureka CIMsteel project, is a companion document to the
Design for Manufacture Guidelines produced under phase 1 of the project. It was written by
a collaborative group which included fabricators, consulting engineers, research organisations
The general aim of the document is to raise awareness of the effects that basic design
decisions can have on the overall buildability and cost of a building. The right decisions can
help to reduce conflict in the design and construction process, and reduce the likelihood of
expensive remedial work
This publication presents an overview of the information that a designer requires
in order to produce a ‘buildable’ design, to the overall benefit of the project. At
the end of each Section, Further Reading lists provide the reader with details of
potential sources of further information on particular topics. References are listed
formally in Section 9.
A formal list of relevant codes and standards, some of which are referred to in the
text, is given in Section 10.
Two types of “boxes” appear throughout the publication. The shaded “Actions”
boxes highlight the principal actions on the designer, and the “Key Points” boxes
summarise the points on a given subject.
Produced as a part of the Eureka CIMsteel project, this guide is a companion
document to the Design for manufacture guidelines (1) produced under phase 1 of the