Seismic Design to Eurocode 8

18 - 19 September 2008,  2 days

Venue: London

Organizer: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London, in collaboration with the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)

The first day starts with presentations dealing with the fundamental elements of seismic design to Eurocode 8, covering the choice of earthquake actions, loading and spectra, scheme design of buildings, seismic behaviour of soils and the design of shallow foundations. The two parallel workshops on the first day involve application of structural and geotechnical design aspects, respectively, covered in the morning lectures.

The second day lectures deal with the design of deep foundations as well as reinforced concrete and steel structures. The afternoon will take the form of two parallel workshops, one focusing on geotechnical aspects and the other on structural design. The course covers the relevant provisions of Eurocode 8 Part 1 (general rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings) and Part 5 (foundations, retaining structures and geotechnical aspects).