Essential Steelwork Design - 2 days

This course introduces the concepts and principles of steel building design, before explaining in detail the methods employed by Eurocode 3 for designing members in bending, compression and tension. Load combinations, frame stability, brittle fracture and connection design are also covered. The methods are illustrated through a series of worked examples and workshops.

Recognising the current transition from BS 5950 to the Eurocodes, the course will highlight the similarities and major differences between the two codes, but it will not assume any prior knowledge of either code. The workshop exercises will focus on the Eurocode design methods.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to introduce the concepts of limit state design and explain the calculation of load combinations for ULS and SLS;
  • to provide information on the correct specification of steel grade and sub grade;
  • to explain the principles of frame stability and robustness;
  • to describe local buckling and the requirements for section classification;
  • to provide details of how to design steel members, including restrained and unrestrained beams, compression members and tension members.

Having attended this course you will:

  • understand the principles of steel building design;
  • be able to confidently specify steel for building purposes;
  • be familiar with the key clauses in EC3 for member and frame design.

Available Dates:

24 & 25 January 2018, London


SCI Members: £320 +VAT

Non-Members: £400 +VAT


2 days (2 days CPD)


To book a place contact:

Jane Burrell,
Courses Administrator

Direct line:
+44 (0)1344 636500