Design of Steel Structures to Eurocode 3 - The Essentials

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A one day training course that considers the key changes between BS5950 and Eurocode 3. It illustrates the breadth of the Eurocode suite and the scope and design challenges of Eurocode 3 through presentation, discussion and tutorial.

The emphasis is on buildings and the provisions of the Part 1.1: General rules and rules for buildings of EN 1993.  It is ideal  for experienced designers, competent with design to current British Standards and looking for transition training covering the key changes between the BS codes and Eurocodes.

For each of the principal aspects covered, the course provides background to the structural behaviour, explanation of the codified treatment including departure from existing practice (BS 5950), illustrating with worked examples where appropriate.

All attending delegates receive a complimentary copy of Designer's Guide to EN1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures to assist their study.



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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 -
 Overview of basis of design (EN 1990) and actions (EN 1991)
Session 2 - Overview of Eurocode 3
Session 3 - Structural analysis
Session 4 - Tension members
Session 5 - Local buckling and cross-section classification
Session 6 - Design of columns
Session 7 - Design of beams
Session 8 - Design of beam-columns
Session 9 - Design of Joints


Professor Leroy Gardner

Leroy Gardner is Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College London. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialist advisory work and leading an active research group in the area of steel structures.

He is a member of the European and BSI Committees responsible for Eurocode 3 and Fellow of both the Institutions of Civil (FICE) and Structural (FIStructE) Engineers.
He is the lead author of the Eurocode Expert Designers Guide to EN1993 -1-1 Design of Steel Structures, and has published widely on structural design and analysis.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should understand:
  • The breadth of the Eurocode suite and the scope of Eurocode 3
  • The Eurocode notation systems and design philosophies
  • How to design steel structures to Eurocode 3 with confidence
Who Should Attend?

This training course is ideal for anyone who designs or supervises the design of steel structures, including but not limited to:

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers

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