Eurocode 5: Connections and Advanced Topics in Timber Design


This course introduces advanced topics in timber design to Eurocode 5, including fasteners and connectors.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Design basic and more intricate timber connections to Eurocode 5
  • Appreciate the fracture mechanics aspects of wood behaviour and scientific research behind certain clauses of Eurocode 5
  • Appreciate the use of dowel type fasteners and contemporary connectors for practical applications
  • Use the connections chapter of Eurocode 5 for practical design situations


Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe is the Principal Structural Engineer & Eurocodes Consultant for Exova BM TRADA, representing TRADA on the British Standards Institution (BSI) committees B/525/5 (Timber), B/525/1 (Actions) and B/525/-/32 (Fire). Keerthi is also the UK representative on several working groups of the European Committee for Standardization, as well as being a member of its two technical bodies.

Keerthi is also the author of the Eurocode 5 version of the popular TRADA publication Span Tables, is the expert behind TRADA’s Eurocode 5 online software suite, and is the expert commentator on BSI’s Eurocodes online initiative. 

Before joining TRADA, Keerthi worked as a university senior lecturer, practised as a structural engineer in London, and was a visiting lecturer at Surrey University.

Intended for

Graduate to very senior and managing engineers.

Entry criteria 

Familiarity with timber engineering may be beneficial. Participation at the Eurocode 5: The Essentials of Timber Design course may also be advantageous.


Eurocode 5: Essentials of Timber Design course is being run on the previous day, 29 October 2018 a discount is available if both courses are booked together.

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.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Eurocode 5: Courses in Timber Design

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Keerthi Ranasinghe

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