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Process and Technical

Assisting members to deliver quality, cost effectiveness and buildability

BCSA provides its members with advice and publications on a range of technical topics.

Updates and guidance on the development of regulations, national and European standards and the implications these may have for your business are distributed to BCSA members via the memo system (see Memos if a BCSA member registered user of this site). provides wealth of technical information and design tools on steel construction which is freely available.

Advisory Service

Ana Girao Coelho

Engineering Director


Ana Girao Coelho

Engineering Director

Ana is responsible for setting the technical direction of the Association, participates in the development of the steel design and fabrication standards. She manages a number of BCSA’s committees, develops practical design and fabrication guides, and advises BCSA’s member companies on the design and fabrication of steel structures. Ana is an expert in steel construction with over 20 years of experience in Portugal, the Netherlands, and the UK. She has a comprehensive knowledge of analysing, designing and executing steel structures.

Specialist areas:

  • Steel Structures Design
  • Joints and Connections
  • High Strength Steels
  • Standards