Design to Eurocode 5 - Introductory Workshop
09 February 2010, 1 day
Venue: TRADA's Headquarters, High Wycombe
To meet demand, TRADA Technology has added further dates for its one-day introductory workshops on Design to Eurocode 5 (EC5), set to become the official rulebook for UK structural engineers on 31st March 2010 when the coexistence period with BS 5268 ends. The primary objective of the workshops is to facilitate a better understanding of the intricacies involved through practical worked examples.
The most significant change for timber design is the adoption in EC5 of the limit state design philosophy. ‘This philosophy ensures that the same basis of design is used for all materials. Once designers become familiar with the Eurocodes, this will make it much easier for them to choose and combine materials,' said TRADA Technology Senior Structural Engineer Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe.