This course focuses on the design and detailing of structural glass elements.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Recognise the performance of glass as a structural material
- Apply current methodology of designing structural glass elements that is based on limit state theory
- Design simple structural elements in glass
- Specify structural glass elements
- Inspect and maintain structural glass elements
Chris O’Regan is a principal structural engineer at AECOM Ltd., London. He has worked within the field of structural engineering for over 30 years and during his formative years. As a graduate structural engineer, he was trained and mentored at Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners. It is there he first started designing structural glass elements and his interest in the material has not waned since.
Until 2014, he was a technical author for The Institution of Structural Engineers. In January 2012, he was tasked with revising the Institution’s now 18-year-old publication Structural Use of Glass in Buildings, bringing it in line with current methods of design, construction and maintenance of glass structures.
Experienced structural engineers who are well-versed in the design of more traditional materials such as steel, concrete and timber using current codes of practice.
Practising structural engineers must have at least one years’ postgraduate experience and/or be a member of the postgraduate studies academic community.