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

Dr. Gerard Canisius
BSc(Eng)Hons, MASc, PhD, CEng, FIStructE

Dr Canisius is an expert on Eurocodes EN 1990, EN 1991 and Robustness. He also has keen interest in finite element analysis, fire risk assessment, probabilistic risk assessment, structural reliability and inspection and assessment of structures including those apparently deteriorated significantly.

Dr Canisius is a longstanding member of BSI’s B525/1 Committee that mirrors Eurocodes EN 1990 and EN 1991. He is its representative to ISO TC98 on Basis of Design, Actions and Reliability of Structures.

Since 2013, Dr Canisius is the Convenor of B525/1/WG3 which is responsible for EN 1990 and several parts of EN 1991.
Learning objectives
  • 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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