Actions on structures: Eurocode 1

14 May 2009,  1 day

Venue: London

Organizer: Thomas Telford Training

Eurocode 1 is the key document covering actions on structures and is fundamental to the utilisation of the Eurocode suite. This one day course introduces the Eurocode system in general and EN1991 in particular.

An overview of the structure and scope of the Eurocode system is given and the current status of integration outlined. The implementation of the Eurocode suite into UK practice is considered and the key differences with the current BSI codes are also highlighted throughout.

For Eurocode 1, the definitions, philosophy and application to design practice of loading are considered in detail. There is particular focus on self, imposed, wind and snow loads together with thermal and wind actions. Sessions are also delivered on actions during execution, accidental loadings and risk analysis.

Comparison between the BSI and Eurocode suite is made throughout providing a comprehensive introduction to Eurocode 1 Actions on Structures.