Design of Composite Structures to Eurocode 4 - The Essentials

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This useful one day training course delivers expert guidance and opinion on the design of composite structures to Eurocode 4.

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.​

This course 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).



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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 design of composite structures to Eurocode 4
Session 2 - Design interaction with Eurocode 2 (concrete) and Eurocode 3 (steel)
Session 3 - Design of shear connections
Session 4 - Design of composite slabs
Session 5 - Design of composite beams
Session 6 - Design of composite columns
Professor Dennis Lam
BEng MPhil PhD CEng EurIng FIStructE MICE MASCE

Dennis is a chartered civil and structural engineer and a reader in structural engineering at a leading UK university. He has extensive practical experience in structural design and analysis and particular expertise in composite structures. Dennis is a member of the BSi committee responsible for Eurocode 4, has lectured and published widely in the UK and overseas on composite design and is highly active in practical research.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should have:
  • The ability to undertake the design of basic steel concrete composite structures to Eurocode 4
  • The knowledge to navigate effectively around Eurocode 4 and other Eurocode parts necessary for the design of composite structures
  • An understanding the challenges and opportunities that Eurocode 4 brings to composite structural design
  • An overview of the Eurocode suite, how the code parts interact, and their impact on UK design practice
Who Should Attend?

This one day training course on the design of composite structures to Eurocode 4 is ideal for professionals who design or supervise the design of composite steel and composite structures.
Delegates will include:

  • Experienced designers
  • Experienced civil engineers
  • Experienced structural engineers

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