Indian Standard GENERAL CONSTRUCTION IN STEEL — CODE OF PRACTICE
IS 800 is the basic Code for general construction in steel structures and is the prime document for any structural design and has influence on many other codes governing the design of other special steel structures, such as towers, bridges, silos, chimneys, etc. Realising the necessity to update the standard to the state of the art of the steel construction technology and economy, the current revision of the standard was undertaken. Consideration has been given tO the de~elopments taking place in the country and abroad, and necessary modifications and additions have been incorporated to make the standard more useful.
In this revision the following major modifications have been effected:
a) In view of’the development and production of new varieties of medium and high tensile structural steels in the country, the scope of the standard has been modified permitting the use of any variety of structural steel provided the relevant provisions of the standard are satisfied.
b) The standard has made reference to the Indian Standards now available for rivets; bolts and other fasteners.
c) The standard is based on limit state method, reflecting the latest developments and the state of the art.