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EUROCODES NEWS APRIL 2008


issue 6

Newsletter of Eurocodes Expert, the construction industry’s forum for users of the new structural Eurocodes

Editorial
by Haig Gulvanessian

Welcome to the latest issue of Eurocodes News. Eurocodes for concrete, steel, composite steel Economy through innovation
In this issue you will find reports of the and concrete, timber, masonry and aluminium As well as being the key Eurocode in setting
Eurocodes seminar held in Brussels in February. structures only include clauses for design and recommended safety levels, EN 1990 also
The most popular session, with by far the largest detailing specific to that material. All material- encourages economy through a variety of
audience (over 300 delegates) was for on EN 1990: independent information for design has to come innovative initiatives. These include
Basis of structural design. from EN 1990.
The interest shown in this key head Eurocode Thus, for the design of buildings and civil n reliability differentiation based on
shows the appreciation of European engineers of engineering works, all other 57 Eurocode parts consequences of failure
its importance. But why is EN 1990 so vital? – from EN 1991-1-1 to EN 1999-1-5 – have to be n representative values of actions, not just
used together with EN 1990. characteristic values
Material-independent information n alternative load-combination formats
EN 1990’s principal objective is that it sets out Essential to CE marking n advanced analytical techniques
for every other Eurocode part the principles and Furthermore, construction products requiring n probabilistic methods.
requirements for achieving CE marking – such as pre-cast concrete products
and metal and timber frames for housing – all need In conclusion, EN 1990 is a fully operative code.
n safety to use the principles and rules in EN 1990 together It is certainly not a code that should be read once
n serviceability with the appropriate Eurocodes, thus ensuring a and then placed on the book shelf. It is the key
n durability level playing field. Eurocode that sets the requirements for design,
To achieve safety, serviceability and durability for material, product and execution standards.
of structures. structures, EN 1990’s requirements on EN 1990 needs to be fully understood as it is key
Unlike existing British codes of practice – such to designing structures that have an acceptable
as BS 8110 for concrete, BS 5950 for steel, BS 5628 n fundamental requirements (safety, level of safety and economy. It also provides
for masonry and BS 5268 for timber – the material serviceability, resistance to fire and opportunities for innovation.
robustness) The audience at the Brussels seminar appreci-
n reliability differentiation ated the importance of the code – it is vital EN 1990
n design working life is also appreciated by the profession in the UK.

in this issue
n durability Professor Gulvanessian is former construction
n quality assurance and quality control division director of BRE, visiting professor at
Imperial College and chairman of the EN 1990 and
have to be adhered to by the complete Eurocode EN 1991 drafting committees. He is also chairman
suite and all EU construction product standards. of the Eurocodes Expert advisory group. H

Editorial 1

Eurocodes news
• Eurocodes lead to cheaper bridges 2
• News from BSI British Standards 2
• News from JRC 3
• Over 300 attend first European Eurocodes workshop 3

Content partner updates


• Institution of Structural Engineers 4
• Institution of Civil Engineers 4
• Association for Structural Engineers of London
Boroughs 4
• International Masonry Society and Brick
Development Association 5
• The Concrete Centre 5
• The Steel Construction Institute 6
• Timber Research and Development Association 6

Eurocodes Expert news


• Eurocodes events 7
• Eurocodes publications update 7
• Eurocodes software 7

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EUROCODES LEAD TO
CHEAPER BRIDGES
By Simon Fullalove, Editor

Pilot studies carried for the UK Highways Agency of the general conclusion that the Eurocodes give
confirm that the new structural Eurocodes produce greater scope for innovation and often reward
more economic designs for bridges. The findings more complex analysis.’
were published in the latest issue (161 BE1) of the Hendy said that another significant conclusion
Institution of Civil Engineers’ Bridge Engineering from the pilot studies was that the engineers best
journal.1 able to cope with the change to Eurocodes were
According to Chris Hendy, head of bridge those who were taught with an emphasis on
design and technology at Atkins, ‘Trial calculations structural theory, rather than on the use of specific
conducted on existing concrete and steel-concrete design codes. This may well influence where the
composite bridges, carried out for the Highways emphasis lies in teaching in the future.
Agency and other clients, have indicated that the He concluded that there are cultural and
Eurocodes give a small increase in economy in the technical differences in the Eurocodes that
design, on average, when the basic application designers will have to get used to and extensive
rules are used.’ training and guidance documents will be needed
He said that for steel designs, there was more in the transition. ‘However, the pilot studies also
economy to be obtained from using Eurocodes for reveal that designers adapt quickly and there are
stiffened structures, reflecting a greater confidence many similarities to current UK practice, he said.
in the behaviour of such structures as a result of ‘Further motivation for the change should be that
recent testing and non-linear parametric studies. the less prescriptive approach and more up-to-date
For concrete designs, Hendy reported there was rules provide the designer with greater scope for
a systematic saving in flexural reinforcement innovation and economy.’ H
and shear reinforcement for reinforced concrete
structures, though there was generally little Reference
difference for prestressed structures. 1. Hendy, CR. Implications of the change to Eurocodes for
bridge design, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
– Bridge Engineering, 161, March 2008, Issue BE1, Pages 3–10
More analysis leads to more savings
‘Economy can, however, be improved further Piers for the High Speed One rail crossing of the River Medway
when the more complex methods of analysis were designed using non-linear analysis codifed in EN 1992-2,
leading to a significant reduction in reinforcement
permitted are employed,’ he said. ‘This is all part

News from BSI


British Standards
By Clare Price, BSI British Standards 2 parts

19 parts
BSI British Standards now expects to publish for Eurocode 2 part 2 on concrete bridges and
UK versions of the final two Eurocode parts in Eurocode 4 part 2 on composite bridges, both of
May 2008, just under two years from the planned which were published on 31 December 2007.
withdrawal of existing national design standards in BSI has decided no national annex is needed 37 parts
March 2010. for Eurocode 8 part 3 on seismic retrofit and
Parts 3-1 and 3-2 of Eurocode 3, covering steel CEN-recommended values are also likely to be
towers and masts and steel chimneys respectively, accepted for Eurocode 3 part 1-7 on steel plates in
were originally due for UK release in October 2007. bending. KEY Eurocodes status
However, BSI is still seeking clarification from the A further 26 national annexes are due for Part(s) not (all) 0 – Basis
1 – Actions
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on publication in 2008, with the remaining 12 due out published
2 – Concrete
final changes made to the core EN documents. in the first half of 2009. Part(s) published, 3 – Steel
By the end of March 2008, BSI had published 56 All BSI Eurocodes and national annexes can be (final) annex 4 – Composite
not published 5 – Timber
of the 58 Eurocode parts and 18 of Britain’s likely bought via the Eurocodes pages of the BSI website 6 – Masonry
Part(s) and
total of 56 national annexes – the latest being at www.bsi-global.com/eurocodes. H annex(es) published 7 – Geotechnical
or not needed 8 – Earthquake
9 – Aluminium
(Bracketed terms relate
to Eurocode status)

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News from JRC OVER 300


ATTEND
by Georgios Tsionis and Artur Pinto
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Eurocodes workshop

FIRST
The first training event on the Eurocodes organised
at European level was held in Brussels on 18–20
February 2008. Entitled ‘Eurocodes: background

EUROPEAN
and applications’, it was jointly organised by the
Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry (DG
ENTR) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the
European Commission (EC), and supported by the

EUROCODES
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and
member states.
More than 300 delegates attended from all

WORKSHOP
European Union (EU) member states and candidate
countries as well as from Montenegro, Norway,
Switzerland and South Africa. High-level decision
makers attending included Slovenian minister for
growth Žiga Turk and Bulgarian deputy minister of
regional development and public works Dimcho
Mihalevski.
The opening session at Charlemagne Conference By Simon Fullalove, Editor
Centre on 18 February covered the major issues
and priorities related to implementation, use and Over 300 delegates recently attended the Günter Verheugen, European commissioner
further development of the Eurocodes. The common European Commission’s first Eurocodes for enterprise and industry said, ‘The new
afternoon session was dedicated to EN 1990: Basis workshop, which was held in Brussels on 18–20 standardisation environment – European standards
of structural design. On 19 and 20 February, parallel February 2008. The principal aim of the event for design and construction works – provides a
sessions – each dedicated to one Eurocode and to – at which the UK was well represented – was framework for a successful market uptake of high
structural fire design – were hosted at the Palace of to provide national trainers with appropriate quality products, services and innovation and
the Royal Academy of Science, Humanities and Fine knowledge and expertise. will thus strengthen the worldwide competitive
Arts of Belgium. Entitled ‘Eurocodes: background and advantage of the European construction industry,
Over 60 lectures were delivered by members of applications’, the workshop was organised which is a leading source of employment’.
CEN technical committee 250 (CEN/TC250) and other with the support of the European Committee for Janez Potočnik, European commissioner
experts who were directly involved in developing Standardization and European Union member for science and research added, ‘Enhanced
the new standards. These lectures constitute an states. Its objective was to enhance the training competition on a European level playing field will
invaluable collection of high-level training material, potential of member states by providing state- enhance cost savings, quality improvement and
all of which can be downloaded from the Eurocodes of-the-art training material and background technological innovation. That is why the European
website at eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu. information. It also facilitated networking Commission has supported the Eurocodes from
and cooperation between representatives of the very beginning, including through active
Eurocodes website institutions, industry and technical associations research at its European Laboratory for Structural
The EC Eurocodes website at eurocodes.jrc. involved in Eurocode training. Assessment in the Joint Research Centre’.
ec.europa.eu has been significantly upgraded. New The first session on 18 February covered the
pages feature information on Eurocode use outside major issues and priorities related to national High profile for UK and Eurocodes Expert
the EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) implementation and use of Eurocodes, including The second session on 18 February, which was
countries, as well as on information technology their further development and associated chaired by Professor Gulvanessian, concentrated
tools developed by the JRC challenges. Two members of the Eurocode Expert on EN 1990: Basis of structural design. A total
advisory panel presented lectures – Professor of 330 delegates attended – more than for any
n nationally determined parameters database Steve Denton discussed opportunities for the other session. Important background information
n background documents database construction industry offered by Eurocodes and presented during the session included a paper
n centralised Eurocodes helpdesk. Professor Haig Gulvanessian, who also chaired published in the UK Institution of Civil Engineers’
part of the session, spoke on the issues and Proceedings.
Updated and detailed information on the progress challenges of implementing the codes in Britain. On 19 and 20 February, the other Eurocodes
of national implementation – including publication – covering actions, concrete, steel, composite
of national standards and national annexes – is also Strong political support for Eurocodes steel and concrete, timber, foundations, seismic
provided. Senior politicians in Europe and personnel and aluminium – were comprehensively discussed
from the European Commission made positive through a series of parallel sessions. The
Future activities statements during the first session, recognising presenters included UK personnel from Arup, BRE,
Future JRC activities will continue on the that the codes will boost business in the The Steel Construction Institute and Trinity College
maintenance of the information technology tools construction sector by removing technical barriers Dublin.
and on support to training and international to trade for construction products and services. Eurocodes Expert also had a stand at the
promotion of Eurocodes. They said Eurocodes will also improve quality workshop, which included the complete series
Within a memorandum of understanding with of products and services and will create new job of Eurocodes Expert designers’ guides. The
DG ENTR, JRC in cooperation with CEN/TC250 and opportunities in the construction sector, which overwhelming opinion of delegates was that the
other stakeholders will undertake actions aiming to currently covers 28% of industrial employment workshop was a major success, and that the
define a concept for the evolution of Eurocodes to in Europe. In addition Eurocodes are the information provided would be a major aid to
additional fields of design and to develop a concept recommended means of giving a presumption of implementation.
for design standards to incorporate sustainability conformity with the essential requirements of the The European Commission said at the
and other emerging aspects. Construction Products Directive for construction conference that its next goal was to extend the
For more information visit eurocodes.jrc. works and products that bear the CE marking, scope of the Eurocodes to sustainability aspects,
ec.europa.eu, or contact the authors on +39 0332 as well as the preferred reference for technical such as the protection of environment, resources,
789511 or email eurocodes@jrc.it. H specifications in public contracts. energy saving, health protection and security. H

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Institution of
Structural Engineers
by Sue Doran, Director, Technical and Engineering, Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) executive, ‘This manual provides concise, For further information please call +44 20 7235
published the Manual for the design of plain practical and straightforward guidance for 4535 or visit www.istructe.org/publications H
masonry in building structures to Eurocode 6 in engineers using masonry in the design process
February 2008. It is the latest in IStructE’s planned and will facilitate a more comfortable transition to
suite of Eurocodes manuals, which follow a Eurocode 6 within the UK’.
similar format to its popular British Standards Partly funded by Aircrete Products
manuals. Association, Brick Development Association and
Written specifically for construction in the UK, Concrete Block Association, the manual costs
the new Eurocode 6 manual provides practical £70 (£45 for IStructE members) and is available
guidance on the design of structures using load- from the IStructE in London.
bearing masonry and masonry infill to structural In addition to the Eurocode 2 (concrete)
frames in accordance with BS EN 1996-1-1: 2005, manual published in 2006 and Eurocode 5 (timber)
BS EN 1996-1-2: 2005 and BS EN 1996-2: 2006. manual published in 2007, IStructE is planning
Nationally determined parameters from the UK further manuals on Eurocode 1 (actions) and IStructE’s ‘Manual for the
design of plain masonry
national annexes have been taken into account in Eurocode 8 (seismic) later this year, on Eurocode in building structures to
the design formulae. 3 (steel) in 2009 and on Eurocode 7 (geotechnics) Eurocode 6’ was published
in February 2008
According to Keith Eaton, IStructE chief in due course.

Institution of
Civil Engineers
by Amrit Ghose, Chairman, Institution of Civil Engineers Structures Panel
The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) structures of Structural Engineers Eurocodes Expert website is launching a new course on Eurocode design of
panel is producing a briefing note on the six and Users’ Group. Members of the ICE structures steel, concrete and composite bridges in autumn
Eurocode assumptions for dissemination to ICE panel are represented on the Eurocodes Expert 2008. Developed by leading bridge engineers, the
members. The document is intended to help advisory group, which provides guidance on course will deliver key guidance on Eurocodes,
practitioners understand Eurocodes and will implementation issues, web development and the associated national annexes and other non-
form a fundamental part of their implementation sourcing of information and advice. contradictory complementary information relevant
strategy.  The panel and Eurocodes Expert are intending to bridge design, enabling delegates to understand
The panel has also been working with BSI to hold a number of Eurocodes implementation underlying Eurocode principles and practical
British Standards to arrange workshops to consult seminars and conferences over the next year differences from BS 5400.
UK practitioners with the aim of providing tools on a wide range of subjects. Further details will For further information please contact
to ease the transition between current national be announced in Eurocodes News and on the Oriana Marcolongo on +44 20 7665 2427, email
standards and the Eurocodes. Eurocodes Expert website in due course.  oriana.marcolongo@eurocodes.co.uk or visit
ICE continues to manage the joint ICE / Institution Finally, ICE subsidiary Thomas Telford Training www. eurocodes.co.uk H

ASSOCIATION FOR STRUCTURAL


ENGINEERS OF LONDON BOROUGHS
by Barry Ayres, Chairman, ASELB
Members of the Association for Structural Procurement Directive is the preferred route to April 2008 at the Institution of Structural Engineers
Engineers of London Boroughs (ASELB) – who implementation. in London. Kieran will be giving local authority
comprise chartered structural engineers working However, existing British Standards – such as engineers an overview of the training and other
for London’s 33 boroughs – have been getting to BS 8110, BS 5950, BS 5268, BS 5628 and even BS essential support resources available through
grips with Eurocodes from the early 1990s, when 449 – can continue to be used for structural design Eurocode Expert.
the first round of training courses were presented. in appropriate cases, depending on the scale For further information please contact
So what has changed? of the project. For example, for minor structural Barry Ayres on +44 20 8313 4529, email
The task of converting the ten Eurocodes into alterations to a domestic house, where a steel barry.ayres@bromley.gov.uk or visit
the same technical langugage throughout Europe section is required, BS 5950 or BS 449 may be www.aselb.com H
(and beyond) has inevitably been immense, and appropriate. It is important to note though that BSI
it has taken until this year to complete the 58 will soon no longer support these standards, and
Eurocode documents. For buildings, Eurocodes BS449 has not been supported for many years.
are soon to be listed in approved document A of ASELB will be welcoming Kieran Dineen of
the UK Building Regulations, and the EU Public Thomas Telford Training to its spring seminar on 25

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INTERNATIONAL MASONRY SOCIETY AND


BRICK DEVELOMPENT ASSOCIATION
by Cliff Fudge, International Masonry Society, and Ali Arasteh, Brick Development Association

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) designing with Eurocode 6. develop ways of making the transition from
published the Manual for the design of plain In addition, the International Masonry Society’s national codes to Eurocodes smoother. BDA has
masonry in building structures to Eurocode 6 in (IMS) new guide to Eurocode 6 is in its final stages already presented lectures on design to BS 5628
February 2008. The manual – which was part- of review and should be published later this year. and Eurocode 6 to undergraduates at Brighton
funded by the Brick Development Association BDA continues to serve as a member of the University and, through the committee network,
(BDA), Concrete Block Association and Aircrete UK’s standing committee on implementation of aims to extend the lectures to other universities.
Products Association – is in the style of the Eurocodes, representing the masonry sector. Furthermore BDA has offered to talk to
previously published manual to BS 5628-1, making The aim of the IStructE-facilitated committee practicing structural engineers at local IStructE
it easier for existing users to make the transition to is to assess implementation strategies and branches and has already done so in Canterbury.
The Eurocode 6 website www.eurocode6.org
continues to gain momentum and the number of
Award-winning structural brickwork at the new School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
visits to the site is steadily increasing. Additional
design examples have been added to the site so
that there are now examples for vertical load,
concentrated load, lateral load and fire design.
 Interest in Eurocode 6 courses is building up
too – the last IStructE course on 11 March 2008
attracted around 20 participants. Further details of
up-coming courses and events can be found on
both the Eurocde 6 and Eurocodes Expert websites.
In the meantime, the IMS website at www.
masonry.org.uk has been improved and members
can now download published papers dealing with
various parts of the Eurocodes from the site.
 For more information please contact the
International Masonry Society on +44 20 8660
3633, email secretary@masonry.org.uk or visit
www.masonry.org.uk; or the Brick Develoment
Association on +44 1344 885651, email
brick@brick.org.uk or visit www.brick.org.uk H

The Concrete Centre


By Owen Brooker, The Concrete Centre

With the implementation of Eurocodes drawing of their own office. The other full-day course is on Eurocode 2
near, The Concrete Centre has noticed a A half-day course provides a brief introduction with design workshops. In addition to examining
marked increased in demand for its in-house to Eurocode 2 for the structural engineer who the main changes and features contained in the
presentations and courses. These courses have is already familiar with the design of concrete new code, the course provides an opportunity
been developed to assist with the transition from buildings. It provides the main requirements of to design simple structural elements via worked
British Standards to Eurocodes. They vary in the Eurocodes for the design of concrete beams, examples and workshops. Ideally course
length and style and use a variety of presenters slabs and columns through design procedures delegates should have experience of current
to suit particular requirements. and worked examples. design to current codes of practice.
Presenters include academics, members of the Two full-day courses are available. One A full two-day course is also available. This
technical committee which prepared Eurocode provides a comprehensive background to comprehensive workshop covers all sections
2 and members of the technical team from The Eurocode 2. It explains the main features and of the new code and explores its practical
Concrete Centre who have experience working changes contained in Eurocode 2 and the application, with worked examples and hands-on
for consultants and are knowledgeable in the accompanying national annex for UK-specific workshop design and detailing of most structural
application of Eurocode 2. conditions and covers the basis of design, elements using the UK’s nationally determined
The increased uptake for in-house courses structural analysis, material properties, design parameters.
shows that many practices are now getting for beams with and without axial loads, shear For further information please contact The
to grips with the implementation of the new punching, shear torsion, anchorage and detailing. Concrete Centre on +44 1276 606 800, email
Eurocodes. We have designed a range of courses The main approaches to structural fire design are enquiries@concretecentre.com or visit
to assist them train staff within the convenience also explained. www.concretecentre.com H

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The Steel Construction Institute


by John Moran, The Steel Construction Institute

Identifying user needs for BSI engineering qualifications and training materials n an introduction to the steel Eurocodes
BSI British Standards contracted The Steel across Europe. n concise guide for designing steel building
Construction Institute (SCI) in February 2008 to help Partnered by the Institution of Structural structures
determine what UK designers need in making the Engineers, SCI is working on the project with the n steel section properties and member
transition to Eurocodes. Czech Technical University and the Romanian- resistances – a Eurocode version of the Blue
A number of workshops have been organised based Britt Engineering and Association of Book, to be known as the Burgundy Book (also
for practicing designers to provide a better Engineers. The objective is to deliver 12 e-training available electronically)
understanding of how standards are used, what modules by autumn 2009. n handbook on structural steelwork – a Eurocode
differences Eurocodes are likely to make and, SCI and its partners are reviewing existing online version of the Red Book
importantly, what tools BSI should provide to help delivery tools, identifying end-user needs and n guide to designing steel multi-storey braced
with the transition. selecting Eurocode topics and multi-media tools to frames
More information on this project is available at include in the online training material. In addition to n worked examples on open and hollow steel
www.steel-sci.org/News/SCI+working+with+BSI.htm. addressing key Eurocode skills needs, the training sections
Those wishing to take part should contact John will complement traditional SCI courses and be n student examples on Eurocode 3
Moran at SCI (j.moran@steel-sci.com) or Clare designed to encompass continuing professional n fire design guidance for steel structures
Price at BSI (clare.price@bsigroup.com). development requirements. n three steel bridge design guides.

European e-training modules Steel publications update For more information please contact SCI on
SCI is heading up project partially funded by As indicated in issue 5, SCI continues to work +44 1344 636525, email advisory@steel-sci.org or
the European Commission to develop a quality on a wide range of new publications to help visit www.steel-sci.org H
online Eurocode training resource for steel structural steel designers make the transition to
design and construction. The project will also Eurocodes. As soon as relevant national annexes
review frameworks in partner countries and are completed, publications on the following will be
explore opportunities to standardise professional available during the next 12 months

Timber Research and


Development Association
by Hugh Mansfield-Williams, TRADA Technology

Trada Technology, which provides research and existing British Standards, principally BS 5268, and For further information please contact
information services for the Timber Research the limit-state design embodied in Eurocode 5. The Trada Technology on +44 1494 569600,
and Development Association (Trada), plans to response of timber and wood-based products to email information@trada.co.uk or visit
invest almost £50,000 in supporting its members in structural loads is complex and varies with humidity www.trada.co.uk/bookshop H
the transition from BS 5268 to Eurocode 5 during and over time. The concise format of the guidance
2008. Full details will be released mid-year. document draws together information from a range
The most recent development is publication of of European standards to present the processes
a new engineering guidance document entitled and considerations that provide a consistent
GD 3 Timber materials – properties and associated basis for designing with timber and wood-based
design procedures with Eurocodes. This covers products, despite their complexity.
a range of issues, starting with the principles of The 34-page guide is available in pdf format from Curved structural timber roof at the Prien Spa municipal
swimming pool in Germany
limit-state design, common to all Eurocodes for the Trada bookshop, price £25 (£15 for members).
structural materials. These principles are placed
in the context of wood and wood-based materials
by examining the derivation of design values for
material properties.
Strength-graded timber is then considered in
detail, including modifications for finger-jointed
material. Design values for glulam and laminated
veneer lumber are also discussed, and there
is a brief presentation of values for structural
wood-based panels. The approach to combining
properties from different materials is also explained.
Design values may be modified by a number of
factors. The guidance document considers the
effects of geometry, load duration and service
class, and how to choose the right stiffness
properties. Finally there is a consideration of the
two principal methods of joining timber members
– adhesives and metal connectors. The guide
concludes with an extensive bibliography.
Engineers will find the new document invaluable
as it explains the differences in approach between

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Eurocodes events
Listed below are all Eurocode-related training events listed on the Eurocodes Expert online database for the next six months. Further details are available on the
Eurocodes Expert website at www.eurocodes.co.uk/eventsandcourses.aspx.
Venue Cost
16 April 2008 The basis of structural design: Eurocode EN 1990 ICE / Thomas Telford London £275
17 April 2008 Geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 ICE / Thomas Telford Birmingham £275
17 April 2008 Actions on structures: Eurocode 1 ICE / Thomas Telford London £275
29 April 2008 Building design to Eurocode 2: theory and worked examples The Concrete Centre Southampton £150
13 May 2008 Geotechnical design of foundations to Eurocode 7 IStructE / Professional Solutions London £230
15 May 2008 Earthquake engineering analysis and design IStructE / Professional Solutions London £230
15 May 2008 Optimising concrete performance to Eurocode 2 The Concrete Centre London Free
20 May 2008 Preparation for Eurocode 3: steel design IStructE / Professional Solutions London £230
21 May 2008 Optimising concrete performance to Eurocode 2 The Concrete Centre Manchester Free
28 May 2008 Design of steel structures to Eurocode 3 ICE / Thomas Telford Bristol £275
29 May 2008 Building design to Eurocode 2: theory and background to the UK annex IStructE / Professional Solutions London £230
03 June 2008 Eurocode 4: composite design IStructE / Professional Solutions London £230
05 June 2008 Geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 ICE / Thomas Telford Stevenage £275
24 June 2008 Design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2 ICE / Thomas Telford Birmingham £275
15 July 2008 The basis of structural design: Eurocode EN 1990 ICE / Thomas Telford Birmingham £275
16 July 2008 Actions on structures: Eurocode 1 ICE / Thomas Telford Birmingham £275
11 September 2008 Design of steel structures to Eurocode 3 ICE / Thomas Telford Wilmslow £275
30 September 2008 Geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 ICE / Thomas Telford London £275
02 October 2008 Design of structural masonry To Eurocode 6 ICE / Thomas Telford Birmingham £275
07 October 2008 Design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2 ICE / Thomas Telford Ascot £275
14 October 2008 The basis of structural design: Eurocode EN 1990 ICE / Thomas Telford Ascot £275
15 October 2008 Building design to Eurocode 2: theory and hands-on workshop IStructE / Professional Solutions London £433
15 October 2008 Actions on structures: Eurocode 1 ICE / Thomas Telford Ascot £275

Eurocodes publications update


Eurocodes Expert aims to provide details of all significant publications relating to Eurocodes, including guide books, journal papers and articles. Several of the
documents are free to download via the Eurocodes Expert website at www.eurocodes.co.uk/publications.aspx, which also includes contact details for all other
publications. Listed below are new publications which have appeared since the last issue (no. 5) of Eurocodes News in December 2007.
Date Title Author Publisher Cost
Dec 2007 PD 6696-2:2007 Background paper to BS EN 1994-2 and the UK BSI BSI £58
national annex to BS EN 1994-2
Jan 2008 The Eurocodes: implementation and use (B1) Joint Research Centre European Commission Free
Jan 2008 The role of EN 1990: the key head Eurocode (B2) Joint Research Centre European Commission Free
Jan 2008 The Eurocodes: use outside EU (B5) Joint Research Centre European Commission Free
Jan 2008 The Eurocodes: what are they? (L1) Joint Research Centre European Commission Free
Jan 2008 The Eurocodes: getting prepared (L2) Joint Research Centre European Commission Free
Feb 2008 Manual for the design of plain masonry in building structures to IStructE IStructE £70
Eurocode 6
Mar 2008 Implications of the change to Eurocodes for bridge design Hendy, CR ICE £216

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