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Eurocode 2 in detail for Building 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 the design of elements in concrete buildings. This course will provide background to the provisions in the code and explain how to apply them to building 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 building structures.

After this course delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the content of Eurocode 2 for building structures

  • Be able to find their way around Eurocode 2

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

    • Materials

    • Durability

    • Structural

    • Analysis

  • Know how to apply Eurocode 2 to:

    • BeamsFoundations

    • Slabs

    • Flat Slabs

    • Columns

  • Know how to design for:

    • Flexure

    • Punching shear

    • Shear

    • Strut and tie

    • Axial loading

    • Deflection

    • Torsion

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

  • Have an knowledge of the differences with BS 8110

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

  • Basis of design, combinations of actions with design exercise

  • Materials, durability, structural analysis

  • Ultimate limit state

    • Flexural design with design exercise

    • Shear design with design exercise

    • Punching shear with design exercise

    • Axial resistance with design exercise

    • Strut and tie

  • Serviceability limit state

    • Deflection with design exercise

    • 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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