Actions on Structures: Eurocode 1

23 June 2010,  1 day

Venue: London

Organizer: Thomas Telford

Eurocodes are a pan-European set of design codes for building and civil engineering works. They will replace the existing codes published by the British Standards Institution in the UK and provide a common understanding regarding design between owners, operators, designers and contractors in civil and structural engineering. They represent the biggest change in design codes ever seen.

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.

The tutor is a director of a leading UK research centre. He has extensive experience of structural design, computer aided design and legislating for public safety. He is currently the Chairman of the two key Eurocode committees and an advisor to the European Commission and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and has published numerous papers and publications.


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