Design of Structural Masonry To Eurocode 6

23 March 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 throughout Europe.

Phased publication of the entire range of Eurocodes is underway and they will replace the existing BS codes following a period of co-existence.

Eurocode 6 represents a marked change in UK practice and there will be significant demands on those undertaking masonry designs to appreciate, understand and apply the new approach to both the strength of materials and the method of design. It introduces a new classification of masonry units and also a new design approach for masonry members in compression.

This one-day course provides a clear and considered introduction to the design of masonry using Eurocode 6 focusing on the key elements of the new design code. An overview of the Eurocode suite is also given, placing masonry design in the context of the other design Eurocodes and the supporting standards. Tutorials covering the design of unreinforced brick and block masonry form an important part of the course.

The course is highly interactive with worked tutorial examples and is based on practical design problems. Delegates' participation is actively encouraged throughout.

The tutor is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with extensive experience of masonry materials and design. He chaired the committee responsible for the UK input to Eurocode 6.

Applies to Eurocodes: