Course on the Design of masonry to Eurocode 6

Eurocode have arranged a course at the offices of H+H UK Ltd

Date:  18th June 2014 commencing 9.30 am

The course is aimed to encourage attendance from all those interested in the design of masonry to the Eurocode.

This course will provide an overview of the changes in both the design procedures and supporting documents resulting from the introduction of the European Codes and Standards and compare the new requirements with the previous British Standard BS 5628.

Masonry is one of the key construction materials used in the UK and is used both as a loadbearing material and as a cladding to framed structures. Brick and block masonry remain the primary construction materials for houses in the UK and are used extensively in buildings of all types. Masonry structures have withstood the test of time and proven the inherent durability and structural integrity of masonry. Today’s masonry structures make use of modern materials and design methods to provide cost effective structural solutions. The introduction of the European Codes and the supporting CEN standards provides both new opportunities and challenges for designers.

Course Description:
This course is an updating event for those requiring more detailed knowledge of the changes in masonry design following the introduction of Eurocode 6.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of masonry design to Eurocode 6
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  • Supporting standards for materials
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  • Vertical load design and tutorial
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  • Concentrated load design and tutorial
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  • Lateral load design and tutorial
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  • Reinforced masonry
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  • Fire design (BS EN 1996-1-2)
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  • Eurocode 6 parts 2 and 3 (BS EN 1996-2 and BS EN 1996-3)
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  • PD 6697: Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2

Lecturer's Profile:
Eur Ing Professor John Roberts Hon DSc
John Roberts is the Principal of the Technical Innovation Consultancy and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering – Kingston University. He is co-author of the Concrete Masonry Designer's Handbook, the Handbook to BS:5628:Part 2, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Design Approach, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Detailing Approach and the Design Guide for Eurocode 6. He has published over 130 papers relating to various aspects of masonry design and construction. Professor Roberts has extensive experience of work on British Standards and Codes of Practice, and currently chairs or is a member of a number of the committees involved in the development of the European Standards. He Chairs the Editorial Board of Masonry International.

The course will be hosted by H+H UK Ltd. at their offices at Celcon House, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9HZ. Refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be provided.
Course bookingThe cost of the course is £120 (£100 plus VAT) and includes printed copies of the three industry sponsored design guides. Discounted copies of the IMS design guide will also be available.

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