Minimum Edge Distances as identified in BS 5950-1 2000 "Structural use of steelwork in building.
Code of practice for design. Rolled and welded sections".
Notes; BS EN 1993-3 2005 supersedes this standard and the
edge distances in this standard seem to be a bit less than the ones I have listed. However I have maintained
my figures in line with the original version.
It must be stated that connections under tension with the end edge distance (b = 1,4 D) cannot withstand
the full load that is possible with the bolted connection. An end distance of B = 2D is required to achieve this
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