Eurocode 3 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 3 is the current design standard for structural steelwork. This course will introduce the code and explain how to apply it for simple elements in building structures. Practical tutorials allow delegates to understand how to design elements using Eurocode 3.

Aims & Objectives

On completion of this course delegates will have a knowledge of the principles of Eurocode 3 and be able to apply them to elements in a building structure. It will also introduce delegates to appropriate design aids.

After this course delegates will:

  • Have an appreciation of the content of Eurocode 3 for building structures
  • Know how to design for


▪ Lateral torsional buckling

Axial loading
Combined axial and bending resistance
Forces in connections
Frame stability

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Eurocode 3

Relationship to other Eurocodes
Specification of steelwork
Material partial factors

  • Frame stability with design exercise
  • Section classification with design exercise
  • Ultimate limit state

Members in bending with design exercise
Members in shear with design exercise
Member in compression with design exercise
Members in combined bending and compression with design exercise

  • Serviceability limit state
  • Cranes
  • Connections design
  • Review of design aids and guidance

Further information

This course is intended for Structural Engineers. Some knowledge of steelwork 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.

Course Duration

2 day (12 hours) CPD

Course overview

Contact us

Phone: 01256 768588

Recent Clients

Alan Wood & Partners
Buro Happold
CPM Group
Explore Engineering
Halcrow Yolles
Keller Foundations
Lend Lease Design
Ramboll UK
Scott Wilson

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