Actions on Structures - Eurocode 1

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   London 31/10/2017  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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This one day training course focusses on the definition, philosophy and application of Eurocode 1 in design practice, and includes an overview of the current status of integration across the Eurocode suite as a whole.

There is particular focus on self, imposed, wind and snow loads, together with thermal and wind actions. Sessions on actions during execution, accidental loadings and risk analysis are also delivered.
Comparison between the BSI and Eurocode suite is made throughout to ensure you are clear on the differences between their principles and practices.


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Programme overview
Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.
Session 1 Introduction to the Eurocode suite
Session 2 Densities, self-weight and imposed loads
Session 3 Snow loading
Session 4 Wind actions
Session 5 Thermal actions
Session 6 Actions during execution
Session 7 Accidental actions
Dr. Gerard Canisius
BSc(Eng)Hons, MASc, PhD, CEng, FIStructE

Dr Canisius is an expert on Eurocodes EN 1990, EN 1991 and Robustness. He also has keen interest in finite element analysis, fire risk assessment, probabilistic risk assessment, structural reliability and inspection and assessment of structures including those apparently deteriorated significantly.

Dr Canisius is a longstanding member of BSI’s B525/1 Committee that mirrors Eurocodes EN 1990 and EN 1991. He is its representative to ISO TC98 on Basis of Design, Actions and Reliability of Structures.

Since 2013, Dr Canisius is the Convenor of B525/1/WG3 which is responsible for EN 1990 and several parts of EN 1991.
Owen Brooker
BEng CEng MICE MIStructE
Owen is Technical Director of Modulus Structural Engineering Ltd where he authors technical publications, provides consulting and design advice, and develops and delivers technical training.He has wide ranging design experience in all common structural materials and a clear
understanding of the practical application of Eurocodes to structural design. His early career was in highways and transportation where he developed a broad knowledge of the construction industry.  He specialised on the design and construction of building structures with Whitby and Bird (now Ramboll UK) where he undertook design and led design teams on a wide range of projects from domestic structures through to large commercial offices utilising reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, timber, masonry and glass. He also worked for a major contractor on a multi storey concrete framed building which helped embed the importance of buildability in the design process. More recently Owen worked for The Concrete Centre, where he wrote technical publications, delivered training courses and answered technical queries through their helpline.


Learning objectives
  • The objectives, development and workings of the Eurocode system
  • The parts and clauses relating to actions on structures (excluding bridges) in Eurocode 
  • The philosophy and design practice of actions on structures under the Eurocode system
Who should attend?

This training course is intended for:

  • Civil and structural engineers
  • Engineering managers 
  • Anyone with a responsibility for structural design and analysis

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