Workshop with worked examples

10-11 February 2011, Lisbon, Portugal


Bridge Design to Eurocodes


Preliminary Programme




The Eurocodes have reached the final stage of national implementation by the Member States. They are becoming the European-wide means for structural design of works contributing towards an internal market with free circulation of construction products and services.

A strategy and a general programme for promotion and training on the Eurocodes have been established through the project: Support to the implementation and further development of the Eurocodes (JRC report, download file [ 778k])

This workshop with emphasis on worked examples intends to contribute towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise of Eurocode 8 (EN 1998 Design of structures for earthquake resistance) writers (CEN/TC250 Sub-Committee 8) to potential trainers at national level and Eurocode users.

The principal objectives of the workshop are to:

The workshop is organised and supported by the European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General and Joint Research Centre, CEN/TC250, CEN/TC210 SC8, CEN Management Centre, the Member States and the Laboratrio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC, Lisbon).

For more information on the workshop download the workshop flyer [ 80k]

Preliminary Programme

The workshop will commence in the morning of February10 and conclude in the afternoon of February 11. The workshop will include the presentation of building design examples drawing illustrations according to Eurocode 8 with different sessions covering different aspects of the seismic design. Each session will also provide a general overview of the relevant Eurocode 8 parts. The workshop sessions will address the design of reinforced concrete and steel building structures. There will also be an overview of issues related to design and detailing of secondary seismic elements and concrete foundation elements. The design of base isolated buildings will also be covered and one session will be dedicated to the assessment and retrofitting of buildings.

You can download a detailed programme of the workshop[ 30k].


Any individual professional interested in training on the Eurocodes may apply for participation. However, an average of four participants from each country will have the possibility to participate.

Priority will be given to participants recommended by National Authorities and/or National Standardisation Bodies on a first come-first served policy.

Participants can come from EU Member States, EFTA Member States and EU Candidate Countries.


Interested participants are requested to submit their application for registration not later than 15 December 2011. Early registration is greatly appreciated as it will help the Organising Committee with the logistic arrangements. Shorty after the registration, the applicant will received a confirmation of registration acceptance by the Organising Committee.

No registration/attendance fees are requested from the participants. However, they are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, which will not be reimbursed by the European Commission.

The registration website for events organized by the JRC is:

You must accept the privacy statement by clicking at the bottom of the statement. In the "JRC Events Registration system" you select "Other Locations", then "Lisbon" AND finally "EUROCODE 8 Seismic Design of Buildings".