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Last Chance to Book: Wind Actions and Snow Loads online course – 2 sessions on 7 and 8 July 2021


Timing: 10:00 – 12:00

Wind action is an important design consideration for most buildings, and very important for some. Numerous influences, with directional variation, are factored into a wind calculation. Within the framework of BS EN 1991-1-4, designers have to strike a balance between simplicity, with conservative results, and more involvement, yielding more precision.

Snow loading is straightforward in most cases, becoming more involved when drifted snow must be considered.

This 4 hour online 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 alternative approaches when calculating the peak velocity pressure, pressure coefficients, dominant openings and internal pressure.

The presentation on snow loading will focus on the calculation of snow drift length and loading.

The course will cover the special provisions for loading on roofs and the Eurocode rules for accidental combinations of actions, applicable to snow drifts and (in some cases) dominant openings.

Delegates will receive a PDF copy of Wind actions to BS EN 1991-1-4 (P394) which covers the calculation of wind actions.

Register for this course here