Eurocodes Masterclasses, London

Practical guidance towards successful implementation of Eurocodes

7-10 July 2014

EurocodesMaster - Preparing for Eurocodes

By 2015 BSI is expected to declare the withdrawn standards obsolete so, in effect, the most up-to-date British Standards for structural design from that time onwards will be those based on the Eurocodes.

In addition, there is a risk, particularly beyond 2015 when any public policy justification for retaining references to possibly obsolete technical Standards would be extremely difficult to maintain and mean that the UK could face legal challenge from the European Commission, an EU Member State or industry if UK Building Regulations do not align the Approved Documents with the Eurocodes.

The Eurocodes Masterclasses are designed to give you and your business tools to succeed in making the change from the existing British Standards to Eurocodes. Our expert panel of tutors will be able to answer technical questions and real life case studies will demonstrate practical solutions in overcoming challenges that you might experience in your design practice.

Discussion sessions will provide networking opportunities with other attendees to share ideas and, identify key issues for successful implementation

To help you get targeted information on the material/s you work with, you will be able to attend one, two, three, or four days of classes each specific to the Eurocodes relevant to your business.

All delegates are strongly advised to attend Basis of Structural Design and Eurocode 1: Actions on structures.

BSI’s Eurocodes Masterclasses provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Learn from leading experts working with Eurocodes
  • Understand the implementation cost and time implications to your business
  • Highlight the challenges and opportunities of Eurocodes 
  • Work on practical examples to gain a good understanding of the Eurocodes parts most relevant to you
  • Enhance your knowledge about compliance with the National Annexes
  • Gain confidence in applying the Eurocodes design to your projects

Eligible for CPD points

Who should attend

All those in the public and private sector involved in the construction industry, including:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Designers
  • Manufacturers/producers of construction products
  • Architects

Basis of Structural Design and Eurocode 1: Actions on structures

Discussion and working sessions will take place throughout the programme. There will also be opportunities for networking during the event.
This masterclass illustrates the importance of EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design and EN 1991: Actions on Structures as integral components of every structural design. It provides you with an opportunity to gain a detailed, working knowledge of the main requirements of these two codes and best practice for successfully integrating them into your organization.

The session includes:

  • Introduction to Eurocodes
  • Background
  • Aims and objectives
  • Essential requirements
  • Scopes 
  • Structure and links between Eurocodes
  • National Annexes (NAs) and Non-Contradictory Complementary Information (NCCIs)
  • Costs and implementation timelines

Introduction to EN 1990: Basis of Structural Design

  • Scope
  • Useful terms, definitions and symbols
  • Requirements
  • Design philosophy and limit states design: ultimate limit states (ULS) and serviceability limit 
  • Basic variables: actions and material properties
  • Verification by the limit states design method
  • Working examples

Introduction to EN 1991 – Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures

Structure of Eurocode 1

UK National Annexes for Eurocode 1
Part 1-1: General actions — Densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings and working examples
Part 1-2: General actions — Actions on structures exposed to fire
Part 1-3: General actions — Snow loads and working examples
Part 1-4: General actions — Wind loads and working examples

Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures

This masterclass examines the comprehensive nature and complexity of the Eurocode 2 which replaced: BS 8110 for buildings, BS 5400 for bridges, BS 8007 for water-retaining structures and BS 6349 for maritime structures. It also examines the challenges which you face in implementing  Eurocode as well as potential costs and economic benefits of this design for concrete structures.

The session includes:

  • Introduction to Eurocode 2
     Including: relationships to other European Standards, key differences to current standards, the UK National Annex and materials
  • Flexural design
     An overview of the principles with practical application of the design guidance.
  • Axial resistance
     Explanation of guidance relating to the design of elements resisting axial loads.
  • Shear design
     Explanation of the theory and design approaches for beams, slabs and punching shear
  • Serviceability
     Introduces the guidance for checking deflection and control cracking
  • Looking forward
     Presents the challenges and opportunities, looks at the economic impact and reviews and the available resources.

Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures

This Masterclass presents all important issues surrounding the implementation of the Eurocode 3. It also identifies the main scenarios which structural engineers will have to consider in the foreseeable future, such as: structural behaviour, materials, structural components and joints. Real life case studies are used to enable attendees to grasp the practical implications of designs using Eurocode 3.  

The session includes:

  • Scope, timescales, terms, definitions and design assumptions
  • In which ways Eurocode 3 differs from BS 5950?
  • Analysis of structures
  • Buckling and stability – background and examples
  • Classification and practical examples for design of columns
  • Classification and practical example for design of beams
  • Design of connections
  • Future developments, costs and sources of further information

Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures

This masterclass reviews the main key issues and practical implications of design of the composite beams, slabs and columns which replaced BS 5950. The presentations on the current design procedure combined with practical design examples will enable you to gain a good understanding of this design code.

The session includes:

  • Introduction to composite design and Eurocode 4
  • Cross references to Eurocodes 2 and 3
  • Shear connection
  • Design of the composite slabs, beams and columns
  • Working examples of calculations
  • Design of composite slabs
  • Design of composite beam with metal deck flooring
  • Design of composite beam with precast hollowcore slabs 
  • Design of composite columns 
  • Calculation on the interaction curve for columns
  • Further developments and opportunities

Book your place today!

To help you get targeted information on the material/s you work with, you will be able to attend one, two, three or four days of classes, each specific to the Eurocodes relevant to your business.

RATES                         Standard rate

1 day attendance         £ 280 (£140 member price)
2-day attendance         £ 550 (£275 member price)
3-day attendance         £ 820 (£410 member price)
4-day attendance         £1075 (£537 member price)

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Gain CPD points

This event is eligible for CPD points.