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Eurocode 2 in detail for Bridge Designers (Two-Day)

In-house course

This course can be delivered in the offices of a company to a group of up to 16 engineers. It is currently not available as a public course.


Eurocode 2 is the new design standard for structural concrete in bridges. This course will provide
background to the provisions in the code and explain how to apply them to bridge structures. Practical workshop sessions allow delegates to get to grips with the details and be confident of using Eurocode 2 for real projects.

Aims & objectives

On completion of this course delegates will have a knowledge of the principles of Eurocode 2 and be able to apply them to bridge structures.

After this course delegates will:

  • Have a knowledge of Basis of design (EC0) and traffic loading (EC12)

  • Have an understanding of the content of Eurocode 2 for bridges, including:

    • Materials

    • Durability

    • Structural

    • Analysis

  • Know how to apply Eurocode 2 to:

    • Beams

    • Foundations

    • Slabs

    • Pre-stressed elements

    • Piers

  • Know how to design for:

    • Flexure

    • Punching shear

    • Shear

    • Strut and tie

    • Axial loading

    • Deflection

    • Torsion

    • Fatigue

  • Have an appreciation of precast, plain and lightweight concrete provisions

Course outline
  • Introduction to Eurocode 2 and relationship to other Eurocodes and European Standards

  • Basis of design, combinations of actions and traffic loading with design exercise (EC0 and EC12)

  • Materials, durability, structural analysis and pre-stressing with design exercise(s)

  • Ultimate limit state

    • Flexural design with design exercise

    • Shear design with design exercise

    • Punching shear

    • Axial resistance with design exercise

    • Strut and tie

    • Fatigue

  • Serviceability limit state

    • Deflection

    • Crack control

  • Foundations

  • Detailing of structural elements with design exercise

  • Overview of precast, plain and lightweight concrete

  • Review of design aids and guidance

Who the course intended for?

This course is intended for Structural Engineers. Some knowledge of concrete design and Eurocodes 0 and 1 would be useful but not essential.

Pre-course requirements

A calculator and pencil are essential, but other required materials will be provided.

Course duration

Days (hrs) 2 days (12 hours) CPD

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The courses above are delivered by Owen Brooker BEng CEng MICE MIStructE MCS who has a wide range of experience in the design of buildings using reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, timber, masonry and glass. Owen has previously worked for The Concrete Centre, where he wrote technical publications, delivered training courses and answered technical queries through their helpline on a range of concrete related topics. Owen is a marking examiner for the IStructE Chartered Membership Exam. Owen has delivered training courses on Eurocodes 0, 1, 2 and 3 throughout the UK and on a number of occasions worldwide.

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