Seismic Design to Eurocode 8

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   London 29/11/2017  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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This one day training course delivers key advice and guidance on seismic design and analysis of structures to Eurocode 8. Providing a comprehensive introduction to earthquakes and seismic design and analysis it will improve your design capability as well as your understanding of the application of Eurocode 8 to your projects.

Principles of seismic behaviour are linked to the code through worked examples, tutorials and structured discussion. The emphasis is on reinforced concrete building structures although the concepts are widely applicable.
If you are familiar with structural design and looking for guidance on seismic design to Eurocode 8 then the 'Essentials' training programme will meet your requirements.


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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 
Earthquake damages and causes

Session 2 Principles of conceptual design of buildings
Session 3 Ground motions and geotechnical aspects
Session 4 Performance requirements and compliance criteria
Session 5 Seismic analysis
Session 6 Equivalent static analysis
Session 7 Safety verifications
Session 8 RC design and detail
Session 9  Summary and close

Professor Costas Georgopoulos

Costas is Professor of Structural Engineering Practice at Kingston University London. He has practiced seismic design, published widely in leading journals and contributed to the development of EC8.  He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE), Fellow of the Concrete Society (FCS) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Constas has over thirty years unique multi-sector professional experience in engineering consultancy, academia and professional bodies in the UK and overseas. He is a structural designer with expertise in seismic design of state-of-the-art structures such as the £350m Nuclear Submarine Refitting Facility at the Rosyth Dockyard and the £1b 'Sizewell B' ‘Pressurized Water Reactor’ Nuclear Power Station.

Costas is a senior academic with expertise in structural engineering, specifically in advanced concrete design including E/Qs. He is author of the Eurocode 8 chapter in PP1990, the British Standard Institution (BSI) Guide to Structural Eurocodes for training students and lecturers worldwide, and the Expert Commentary for the BSI EC8 online. He is also an core member of  the BSI committee B/525/8, responsible for seismic design to EC8.

Learning objectives
  • How to carry out the design of earthquake resistant buildings to Eurocode 8
  • Earthquake damages - causes and lessons learned
  • Ground motions and geotechnical aspects
  • Performance requirements and compliance criteria of Eurocode 8
  • Seismic analysis and equivalent static analysis method
  • Safety verifications in accordance with Eurocode 8
  • An appreciation of RC design and detail to Eurocode 8
Who should attend?

This training course has been developed for:

  • Students, researchers and academics with limited seismic design experience
  • Graduates undertaking their initial professional development
  • Practitioners seeking guidance on the application of Eurocode 8 to projects

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