Design of Concrete Structures to Eurocode 2 - The Essentials
12 January 2010, 1 day
Organizer: Thomas Telford
Eurocode 2 is the new standard for design of concrete structures. It is a robust and rigorous design code and but takes a less prescriptive approach to design. As such it offers flexibility and opportunity in design but will require clear understanding and careful application. This one day course considers the key changes between BS8110 and Eurocode2, illustrating the design challenges through presentation, discussion and tutorial, and offers expert advice and opinion on the practical application of the new European design codes. The emphasis is on buildings and the provisions of the Part 1.1: General rules and rules for buildings of EN 1992.
For each of the principal aspects covered, the course provides background to the structural behaviour, explanation of the codified treatment including departure from existing practice (BS 8110), illustrating with worked examples where appropriate.