The aim of this course is to guide you to successful use of aluminium, with some simple basic facts, allied to detailed guidance in using Eurocode 9.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- List the considerations necessary when deciding to use aluminium or steel
- Determine how to select the best aluminium alloys for an application
- Examine the pros and cons of different material forms and jointing methods
- Apply the skills required to perform limit state calculations in accordance with the code
- Prepare rules for execution (fabrication and erection)
Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 40 years professional experience in structural design and engineering, and at various stages of his career has worked for consultants, contractors and fabricators. He has extensive experience in leading design teams on innovative and challenging schemes.
Phil specialises in the design of steel and aluminium bridges and other structural items fabricated from aluminium alloys.
He has been a member of the BSI committee responsible for BS 8118 and for UK inputs to Eurocode 9 for almost 30 years, and is currently team leader for the project team preparing an Annex to Eurocode 9 to cover bridges and long span structures.
The course is primarily intended for structural engineers who will use Eurocode 9 (the scope of which includes any building or civil engineering structural application, including bridges, buildings and temporary works). The basic principles and content will also be useful for structural and mechanical engineers that will use aluminium in other applications.
Some prior experience of design of steel or aluminium structures using British or European design codes will be necessary to fully appreciate all of the aspects of the design rules.
If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.