*VIRTUAL* – Design of Steel Structures to EC3

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Online Design of Steel Strucures to EC3 Training Course


The course will provide an overview of the design requirements for steel structures using Eurocodes (EC0 and EC3), including design checks to be carried out on different types of steel members and connections as well as recommendations for their structural analysis as well as stability requirements.

Day One of the course will start with an introduction on the basis of structural design used in Eurocodes and introduce main principles related to the analysis and stability checks of steel structures. This will be followed by discussing design principles associated with steel beams, tension & compression members and members under the simultaneous action of axial forces and bending moments. Design examples showcasing the application of the Eurocode design rules will be presented.

Day Two of the course will provide an overview of the analysis and design of bolted and welded steel connections under different loading situations. The main design checks that need to be carried out according to Eurocode 3 on steel connections will be outlined and demonstrated through design examples.


Practicing engineers involved in the design, operation and assessment of both onshore and offshore steel structures.


(All timings in BST (GMT+1))

Day 1

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Introduction to steel building design (Basis of design, structural analysis/stability principles, materials)

10.30 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Design of steel beams (Design checks for restrained & unrestrained beams, local buckling, lateral torsional buckling, shear/bending resistance, serviceability limit state checks, design example)

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 3: Design of tension/compression members (Design checks for members under tension or compression, buckling resistance, design examples)

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 4: Design of beam/columns (Design for combined axial load and bending, design example)

Day 2

9.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Design of connections I (Pinned vs rigid connections, analysis principles for connections, design checks of bolts and welds)

10.30 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 6: Design of connections II (Design of pinned & rigid connections, design of column base plates, design examples)


Dr Boulent Imam is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey and Programme Director for the MSc Programmes in Bridge Engineering and Structural Engineering. He has extensive teaching experience on analysis and design of steel structures, including buildings and bridges, using Eurocodes. His research expertise covers whole-life performance assessment of bridges, fatigue analysis, structural reliability and probabilistic analysis. He has served as a member of prestigious international committees (IABSE, IABMAS) and within the editorial board of high-profile journals. He has delivered Keynote lectures and has participated in scientific committees of major international conferences.

Duration: 1 1/2 Days

Cost: £695 + Vat

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Scheduled Courses:

    DateCourse NameLocationPrice (Excluding VAT)Book
    3 Sep - 4 Sep*VIRTUAL* – Design of Steel Structures to EC3Online - Remote£695Enquire Now