Actions on Structures - Eurocode 1

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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
Professor Haig Gulvanessian

Professor Haig Gulvanessian is the former director of the Construction Division of Building. Research Establishment (BRE), head of structural design and chairman of the CEN committees on structural Eurocodes.

Due to his wide expertise on Eurocodes, he has been called upon to be the Chairman of
International Code Committees and has also been an advisor on the Implementation of Eurocodes in the United Kingdom.

Professor Gulvanessian is an acknowledged expert on structural safety, actions on structures, and the preparation and implementation of codes of practice. He has numerous publications at conferences and in Institution journals and is a Visiting Professor for the Civil Engineering Department at Imperial College, London.
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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