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.

Eurocode 1 is the key document covering actions on structures and is fundamental to the utilisation of the Eurocode suite. An overview of the structure and scope of the Eurocode system is given and the current status of integration outlined. The implementation of the Eurocode suite into UK practice is considered and the key differences with the BSI codes are also highlighted throughout.

There is particular focus on self, imposed, wind and snow loads together with thermal and wind actions. Sessions are also delivered on actions during execution, accidental loadings and risk analysis.



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Programme Overview
This course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:30 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.​
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.​
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
Session 8 - Conclusions, opportunities and benefits
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
At the end of this course, delegates should:​
  • Be familiar with the objectives, development and workings of the Eurocode system
  • Be conversant with the parts and clauses relating to actions on structures (excluding bridges) in Eurocode 
  • Have a broad understanding of 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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