The aim of this book is to provide a practical and simplified guide to the design of structural elements in aluminium, using the British Standards, especially BS 8118 'Structural use of aluminium', as its basis. The book is intended to give a broad introduction to the subject; there are more advanced books treating the research and theoretical aspects of aluminium, its alloys, temper designations, but none that consider the design of aluminium structures using BS 8118. - - The chapters and copious appendices reflect the arrangement of the sections in BS 8118: Pt 1, 'Code of practice for design'. Each chapter covers a specific area of structural aluminium design, starting with a pandect of the relevant parts, sections and clauses of the British Standard; and then giving detailed design examples, where appropriate. The design examples stand on their own and are not part of any single aluminium structure. The examples show how the relevant clauses are used for the design of structural elements. - - The book is written as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of building, civil and structural engineering, especially those studying aluminium design; as familiarization material for consultant, contracting engineers and technicians, who design in aluminium or who check design calculations; and as a reference for those working on aluminium structures in the aerospace, offshore and marine industries.