One-day seminar on Design of Composite Structures to Eurocode 4 – The Essentials

16 December 2016,  1 day

Venue: Room Y302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon

Organizer: The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Eurocode 4 is the new standard for design of composite structures. It covers many forms of composite structural design and provides the most comprehensive and up to date set of design guidance currently available. It is a robust and rigorous design code and but takes a less prescriptive approach to design. As such it offers flexibility andopportunity in design but will require clear understanding and careful application.

This one day seminar considers the key changes that Eurocode 4 brings, illustrating the design challenges through presentation, discussion and work examples, and offers expert advice and opinion on the practical application of the new European design codes.

This seminar concentrates on the design procedures for composite beams and slabs as used in modern building construction. It also covers shear connections, column design and the interaction between Eurocode 4 and other Eurocode parts. Cross references will be made to the other Eurocode parts necessary to develop design solutions, for example; Eurocode 2 (concrete) and 3 (steel).

This seminar is tailor-made for experienced Civil and Structural Engineers who design or supervise the design of Composite steel and concrete structures. If you are an experienced designer, competent with design to current British Standards and looking for transition training covering the key changes between the BS codes and Eurocodes, then the 1 day Essentials seminar will meet your requirements. 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 5950 and BS5400), illustrating with worked examples where appropriate.


Applies to Eurocodes: