Design of Structural Masonry to Eurocode 6

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This one-day course provides a clear and considered introduction to Eurocode 6 focussing on the key elements of the design code. An overview of the Eurocode suite is also given, placing masonry design in the context of the other design Eurocodes. Hands-on design of unreinforced brick and block masonry will form the major focus of the course.

The training course is highly interactive with worked tutorial examples and is based on practical design problems. Delegates' participation is actively encouraged throughout.

This training course has been mapped to:
  • EC UK-SPEC Competence A1: Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology
  • ICE Key Attribute 1C: Ability to maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology


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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.
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.

Session 1 - Introduction to Eurocodes
Session 2 - Materials - the units and the mortars
Session 3 - Compressive loaded design
Session 4 - Laterally loaded panel design
Session 5 - Tutorials, including example calculations for compression design and laterally loaded wall panels
Session 6 - Course Summary and Close


Prof John Roberts 

John is the Principle of the Technical Innovation Consultancy and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Kingston University. He is a civil engineer and co-author of the Concrete Masonry Designer’s Handbook, the Handbook to BS: 5628: Part 2, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Design Approach, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Detailing Approach and the Design Guide for Eurocode 6.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the course, participants should:​
  • Be aware of the development and operation of the Eurocode suite of design codes and the supporting standards
  • Understand the structure, operation and interaction of Eurocode 6 within the Eurocode suite
  • Understand and be conversant with the key features of Part 1-1 Eurocode 6, the National Annex and the Residual Standard
  • Be able to undertake design of vertically loaded walls using Eurocode 6
  • Be able to undertake design of laterally loaded panels using Eurocode 6
Who Should Attend?

This training course is ideal for:

  • Civil engineers and designers
  • Structural engineers and designers
  • Those who wish to design masonry using EN1996 -1 -1

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