SCI provide on-line technical courses to keep engineers up to date with the latest steel developments and to enable competent, efficient and safe design.
Our on-line courses are delivered as live, fully interactive sessions by
On-line Steel Connection Design Course
4 sessions (10am – 12pm)
20 May, 21 May, 27 May and 28 May 2021
This course is for designers and technicians wanting practical tuition in steel connection design. The course concentrates on the design of nominally pinned connections, in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-8, considering vertical shear and tying.
The objectives of this course are:
- to equip designers with the knowledge to design common connections with confidence
- to explain the key principles of connection behaviour which must be realised in connection details
- to generate an awareness of the resistance of standardised connections
- to explain the complexities of the design of moment-resisting bolted joints
On-line Steel Frames and Disproportionate Collapse Rules Course
3 Sessions (10am – 12pm)
22, 23 and 24 June 2021
This course provides a solid introduction into the design of steel framed buildings to avoid disproportionate collapse. The guidance provided is in accordance with the current Building Regulations, the Eurocodes and Approved Document A which all require that disproportionate collapse must be considered in the design of all buildings.
It is aimed at practicing engineers who need a general introduction or update on robustness and the issues which need to be considered when designing to avoid disproportionate collapse and comprises a set of lectures supplemented by a number of examples to ensure that basic ideas are understood.
On-line Wind Actions and Snow Loads course
2 sessions (10am – 12pm)
7 and 8 July 2021
This short course will cover the calculation of wind actions and snow loads in accordance with the Eurocodes and the UK National Annexes. The presentation on wind actions will cover the recommended approach of considering quadrants around the site for hand calculations. The significant differences compared to the previous British Standards will be discussed.
Snow loading is relatively straightforward, so after covering the uniform snow condition, the course will example the UK provisions for drifted snow. The special provisions for imposed loading and snow loading on roofs (which affect portal frame design in particular) will be discussed.
Delegates will receive a PDF copy of P394, which covers the calculation of wind actions.
On-line Steel Building Design to EC3 course
4 sessions (10am – 12pm)
9 Sept, 10 Sept, 15 Sept and 16 Sept 2021
As the experts in steel design, the SCI have prepared this course as an overview of the Eurocode provisions for steel building design. The course focuses on orthodox construction, covering the primary design issues for practicing engineers. The course follows the process of determining actions, considering combinations of actions, frame analysis and the assessment of second order effects.
The course will then demonstrate how the resistance of members are calculated, but also how they can be extracted immediately from resources such as the ‘Blue Book’.
This course will explain:
• Loading and load combinations
• Imperfections in members and frames
• Frame stability – the significance of second order effects
• Brittle fracture
• Member resistance – classification, cross sectional and buckling checks
• Connection design