2nd Annual

Eurocodes Conference 2010

19 October 2010  |  CBI Conference Centre, London


Introduced in March 2010, the Structural Eurocodes are a set of harmonised European standards for the design of buildings and civil engineering structures.

BSI’s 2nd Annual Eurocodes Conference will examine the benefits and opportunities arising from the implementation and use of Eurocodes, and how the construction industry has adapted to the new standards.

It will also examine the impact of Eurocodes on everyday design practice. Industry experts will be on hand to answer technical questions, while practical design examples will enable delegates to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Eurocodes.

The conference will be chaired by Professor Haig Gulvanessian, CBE Civil Engineering and Eurocodes Consultant Visiting Professor, Imperial College London.

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Supporting organizations:

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For full details of our sponsorship packages, email Asky Desta or call
+44 20 8996 7371.

Benefits of attending:

  • Receive an update on the impact of Eurocodes implementation since 1 April 2010
  • Understand the benefits, opportunities and competitive advantages of using the Eurocodes
  • Listen to case studies from leading experts who are already using Eurocodes on a daily basis
  • Learn how to ensure compliance with the National Annexes Building control/legal/insurance perspective


Chairman’s Introduction

  • Where we are now?
  • Why do we need Eurocodes?
Haig Gulvanessian, CBE
Civil engineering and Eurocodes consultant
Associate and former Director of Construction Division, BRE
Visiting Professor, Imperial College London


Eurocodes – motivations to implement

  • Original concept and the UK commitment
  • The reality of the Eurocodes in 2010
  • Much quoted reasons for adopting
  • Motivating adoption
  • Motivation drivers
  • The future?
Sarah Fray
Director, Engineering & Technical Services, Institution of Structural Engineers


The impact of Eurocodes on building regulation in the UK –the latest update

  • Scope of technical regulations
  • Risk of working with withdrawn standards
  • Implications
Guy Bampton
Technical Policy Manager, Sustainable Buildings Division, Communities and Local Government

Eurocodes and manufacturers of structural components

  • Structural components and the Eurocodes
  • Construction Product Directive
  • CE marking
  • Responsibilities of the manufacturers
  • Looking to the future - the Construction Products Regulation
Dr Tim Yates
Head of European Unit, FBE/BRE

Eurocode structural fire design

  • Fire design
  • Heat transfer
  • Mechanical response
Tom Lennon,
Principal Consultant, Structural Fire Engineering, BRE Fire and Security


What help is available?

  • Published documents
  • Printed guidance
  • Websites
  • Working abroad
Owen Brooker,
Technical Director, Modulus Ltd

Early experiences in the application of Eurocodes for Bridge design

  • Preparation for application and managing the change
  • Illustrations of Eurocode application for design
  • Overview of designers’ experience and key findings
  • Review of lessons learnt and next steps
Steve Denton,
Technical Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Case study - Implementation of Eurocodes for large design organisations – challenges, opportunities

  • Key factors effecting implementation
  • Challenges for consistent implementation across the business
  • The impact of Technical Approval processes and other documentation on design and vice versa
  • Case study on use of Eurocodes –ease of use and economic benefits

David A Smith,
Regional Head of bridge design, Atkins

Case study – Experience of SME’s implementation

  • How much to spend?
  • Getting the timing right
  • Motivation v disappointment
  • Communicating with clients
Gavin Clifford
Partner, CUNDALL

The implementation of the Eurocodes in Europe

  • Standards and Regulations
  • Implementation procedures in EU member states
  • Standards to support international trade and promote competitiveness
  • Standards and Innovation
Jean-Armand Calgaro,
General Engineer of Bridges and Roads, Ministry of Environment

Discussion session: Benefits of the European standardisation for industry

- Jean-Armand Calgaro, General Engineer of Bridges and Roads, Ministry of Environment; Professor, CHEC (Paris); Chairman, CEN/TC250 Chairman of CEN/TC250
- Steve Denton, Technical Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Chris Hendy, Head of bridge design and technology, Atkins
- Sarah Fray, Director, Engineering & Technical Services, Institution of Structural Engineers

Structural Eurocodes and potential legal implications

  • Design and specifications for publicly funded projects
  • Duty of care
  • Renewing contract documents
Peter Stockill
Associate, Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

What happens next?

  • New Eurocodes initiatives
Barry Haseltine,
CBE, Consultant Engineer, Jenkins and Potter

Conference timings

Registration: 09:00 | Conference begins: 09:30 | Conference closes: 17:00

Drinks Reception starts: 17:00

Delegates are cordially invited to a complimentary drinks reception at the close of the conference. The drinks reception is an ideal forum for networking opportunities and discussing the day’s findings.

Who should attend?

All those in the public and private sector involved in the construction industry, including:
  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Manufacturers/producers of construction products
  • Contractors
  • Software developers


BSI are renowned for producing high quality conferences, masterclasses and briefings across a wide range of industries. We combine the sector-specific insight of our research committees with the creativity and professionalism of our in-house conferences team to deliver timely and informative events of the highest calibre.

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations. If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts, whilst at the same time aligning your company with an award-winning brand, then we can create a package that ticks all of your boxes.

Our range of sponsorship packages will help you:
  • Showcase your products and services to senior decision makers in your industry
  • Increase brand awareness within your target market
  • Differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors
  • Maintain existing relationships and generate new leads for future business

For further details on our sponsorship opportunities and how they can augment your marketing strategy, please contact:

Asky Desta
Sponsorship Manager
Tel: +44 20 8996 7371
Fax: +44 20 8996 7888
Email: conferences@bsigroup.com

Book your place today

The quickest and easiest way to book your place at BSI's Eurocodes Conference 2010 is to fill in our simple online booking form (see prices below). You can also book over the phone by calling the BSI Customer Service team on
+44 345 086 9001.

There are special rates available for SMEs and public sector organizations.

Conference only (1 day)

19 October 2010

Click on the prices below to book your package:

RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
£399 £349 £299

50% discount for BSI Members

BSI Members are now eligible for a 50% discount* on the standard rate for selected conferences, including Eurocodes 2010. To book at the discounted rate, simply call our customer service team on +44 345 086 9001.

*Discounts are not retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/discount.
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