This book is the first in a series of Brazil – Portugal joint publications, a series we believe will be extremely helpful in guiding the Brazilian structural engineers through the changes that the Eurocodes represent. It is a derivate of the general ECCS book “Design of Steel Structures” and includes specific information relating to the Brazilian Standard NBR8800. According to the objectives of the ECCS Eurocode Design Manuals, this book aim to provide a “simple” theoretical basis and a description of the design proceedings and detailed design examples. Consequently, this book is more than a manual: it details the theoretical fundamental concepts of Eurocode 3, and also considers…