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.
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.