Seismic Design to Eurocode 8

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   London 29/11/2017  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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Description

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.
Formats

Classroom

Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.

In-house

Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

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
Tutors

Professor Costas Georgopoulos
CEng FHEA FCS FIStructE FICE

Professor Costas Georgopoulos CEng FHEA FCS FIStructE FICE, Chair in Structural Engineering Practice & Head of Civil Engineering at Kingston University London is an academically and professionally qualified Senior Academic & Practicing Chartered Civil Structural Engineer with many years unique multi-sector national / international, technical / managerial & industrial / academic experience comprising HEIs (Edinburgh Napier University, University of Portsmouth, Kingston University London), Consulting Engineering (Greece, Nigeria, UK incl. Scotland) and Trade Organizations (Greek Association of  Insurers, The Concrete Centre UK).

Costas’ expertise in Seismic Design include Conventional RC Framed Buildings (Greece), State-of-the-art Structures (Trident Submarine Refitting Facility at Rosyth & Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station, UK); Tutor of research-informed practice-driven PG modules on Seismic Design (HEIs); Member of British Standard Institution (BSI B/525/8) National Expert Committee for Eurocode 8: Seismic Design; Co-author of UK Annex and Background Document to Eurocode 8; Author of Chapter 8 of PP1990: Author of Guide to Structural Eurocodes and Expert Commentary to Eurocode 8 on-line (BSI); Tutor of the unique 1-day CPD on Seismic Design to Eurocode 8 (ICE and IStructE); Tutor of 2-day Master Class for professors from University of Moscow (BSI); Tutor of 2-day CPD on Seismic Design to EC8 (IStructE & Institution of Engineers Singapore); Author of ‘Worked Examples of Seismic Design to EC8 – Part 1’, an IStructE publication in progress.

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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