This course introduces advanced topics in timber design to Eurocode 5, including fasteners and connectors.
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.
Graduate to very senior and managing engineers.
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.