Structural robustness and disproportionate collapse of buildings
Date & Time

10 May 2022
00:00

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street
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Price

Member: £295 + VAT
(Early booking £265 + VAT)
 
Standard: £395 + VAT
(Early booking £355 + VAT)

Structural robustness and disproportionate collapse of buildings

Course
Date & Time

10 May 2022
00:00

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street
View on Google Maps

Price

Member: £295 + VAT
(Early booking £265 + VAT)
 
Standard: £395 + VAT
(Early booking £355 + VAT)

Early booking discount

available until one month prior

This course equips practising engineers to undertake the full structural design of a building, including designing a robust building to avoid disproportionate collapse. The course covers designing buildings of Class 1 – 2B and alterations/change of use of existing buildings.

Learning outcomes


By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the layout and structure of a robust building and explain what makes a building vulnerable
  • Summarise which legislation is relevant to disproportionate collapse and identify key clauses
  • Classify buildings into their types, with respect to building use and size
  • Outline different approaches for achieving robustness
  • Determine a strategy for robustness compliance for buildings of different material types, use and size
  • Analyse an existing building that is being altered or extended and develop an outline scheme for robustness using guidance from London District Surveyors Association

Intended for 


Newly chartered or almost chartered engineers who are independently doing the outline, scheme and detailed design of buildings.

Entry criteria 


Two to six years in a consulting engineering company, unless you are almost or recently chartered.

Speaker

Ruth Haynes

Ruth Haynes is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 20 years’ experience in consultancy. She worked as a Party Wall surveyor in central London for a number of years and prior to this ran her own engineering consultancy. She has also worked in Dhaka inspecting clothing factories in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse and currently works for MDIS which provides warranties for new buildings.

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