Eurocodes EN1990/EN1991 for Buildings

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This one day training course takes a logical and considered approach to Eurocode design for building structures. It will enable you to understand the essential requirements of these two codes for your structural design, how they operate and support you as Eurocodes integrate into your design practices.

The programme covers two key themes:

EN1990 The Basis of Structural Design

  • Scope, objectives and concepts of the Eurocode suite
  • Design requirements, limit states and design situations
  • Design variables, verification and application

EN1991 Actions on Structures
  • Densities, self-weight and imposed loads
  • Snow loads
  • Wind actions
  • Thermal actions
  • Actions during execution
  • Accidental actions
Tutorial examples are used to illustrate key principles and delegate participation is actively encouraged.


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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 the Eurocode suite
Session 2 - EN1990 part 1
Session 3 - EN1990 part 2
Session 4 - EN1991 densities, self-weight and imposed loads
Session 5 - EN1991 snow loads
Session 6 - EN1991 wind actions
Session 7 - EN1991 thermal actions
Session 8 - EN1991 actions during execution

Owen Brooker
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.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should understand:
  • The objectives, development and workings of the Eurocode system
  • The requirements of Eurocode EN1990: The Basis of Structural Design
  • The parts and clauses relating to actions on structures (excluding bridges) in EN 1991: Actions on Structures
  • What these underpinning codes require of the designer and how to comply with their requirements in practice
  • How these codes operate and interact with the Eurocode suite of design codes
  • Your challenges and opportunities as a designer using these codes
Who Should Attend?

This training course is ideal for all those looking to understand the fundamental structure of the Eurocode suite and the key material independent code parts that underpin all structural design, including:

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Engineering managers

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