Steel Beam Splice Calculations
At beamcalc.co.uk we offer accurate and reliable steel beam splice calculations that are in full accordance with Eurocodes or British Standards and suitable for Building Control approval.
Whatever steel beam splice calculations you require we can help you with our fast and affordable steel beam splice calculation service. Simply email us your existing steel beam calculation sheets (if you have these) or your architectural plans and survey sketches indicating which steel beam you require to be spliced. We can then prepare your steel beam splice calculation quickly and at a competitive price. Included in our fees as standard is a detail which can be used to pass on to your steel fabricator to follow and to assist your appointed contractor with installation on site.
We would generally recommend that you avoid splicing steel beams in the centre of the span where the stresses tend to be the greatest and instead provide two offset splices at 1/3rd and 2/3rds of the beam span where the bending moment is not as great as it would be in the centre of the beam. This keeps the splice connection design detail and fabrication cost to a minimum, saving you money.
We can provide you with full moment splices or cover plate splices or if the beam is relatively lightly loaded we can provide you with bolted end plate splices. However, the final splice connection we design will be governed by the loading acting upon the beam and the section size of the beam amongst other factors.