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ATHLONE: Design of Steel Structures to Eurocode 3

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 12 March 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Athlone Springs Hotel, Tuam Road, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €395
    Non-Members: €445

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1

Course Overview

Eurocode 3 is the new design standard for the design of elements in steel buildings. This course will provide background to the provisions in the code and explain how to apply them to building structures. Practical examples will be provided to allow delegates to get to grips with the details and be confident of using Eurocode 3 for real projects. The course will recognise the established practises of BS 5950 and highlight differences and key areas of consideration for the practicing structural engineer. 

Course Aim

To provide candidates with a comprehensive explanation of the background to Eurocode 3 and provide practical worked examples for design of steel elements. 

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants should:

  • Have the ability to undertake the design of basic steel structures to Eurocode 3
  • Understand the principle differences between Eurocode 3 and BS5950
  • Show an appreciation of the Eurocode suite and their impact on design practice
  • Appreciate the practicalities of design using Eurocode 3

Course Programme

  • Background to the Codes
  • The Future of  the Eurocodes & BREXIT
  • The Design Process
  • Modelling & Analysis requirements to Eurocode 3
  • Design for Bending, Shear, Compression & Tension
  • The fundamentals of connection design
  • Behaviour of Steel in Fire
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Sub-grade selection
  • Q & A

Who Should Attend?

Consulting Engineers with some experience of designing structures and structural elements. Engineers with practical experience of using BS 5950. Engineers seeking an overview of the code to understand and manage current design standards. Some knowledge of steel design and Eurocodes 0 and 1 would be useful but not essential. A calculator and pencil are essential, but other required materials will be provided.

Trainer Profile

Colin Short Dip Eng, C Eng, Eur Eng, FIEI, FIStructE, MICE

Colin is a retired fellow of Engineers Ireland. Born in London, England, he had graduated as a civil engineer, with two years’ work experience, before he was twenty-one. He has worked with local authorities, international contractors and well known international consulting engineers; opening as a consulting engineer on his own account in the mid 1980’s. He has had partial or total responsibility for projects including, flood alleviation works, tunnelling, sugar mills, cement works, television studios, power stations, sewerage, water systems, gas pipelines, city gas conversion, hotels, apartments and housing. He has travelled widely to the far east, middle east, Australia and Europe; settling in Ireland during the mid-1970’s. Since retirement he has been more involved with building standards development and currently represents Ireland as the Liaison Engineer for structural steel to steering committees developing the Eurocodes.

Make a Booking

12 March 2019


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.


"Very informative"

"Great course"

"Good interaction with class"