Transfer slabs: getting it right from the start
Date & Time

22 October 2024
12:00 - 13:00 BST

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Online

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Member From £45 + VAT
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Transfer slabs: getting it right from the start

Transfer slabs: getting it right from the start

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Webinar
Date & Time

22 October 2024
12:00 - 13:00 BST

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Online

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Member From £45 + VAT
Standard From £70 + VAT

Achieve accurate design and effective implementation with transfer slabs from concept to construction.

Transfer slabs offer flexibility to designers, enabling a change in column grid above and below the slab to suit different layouts and uses. Although they are a popular solution, transfer slabs require careful design and recent guidance from the IStructE fills a previous knowledge gap and aims to promote best and safe practice.


In this webinar a case study will be shared to show what to consider when adopting a transfer slab and how to approach the concept design, including initial sizing. Finite element (FE) modelling is often used for reinforced concrete design and this webinar will provide guidance on how to model structures with transfer slabs appropriately in FE software.

Reasons to attend

  • Understand the key considerations when adopting transfer slabs.

  • Carry out initial sizing of a transfer slab.

  • Use finite element modelling in the design of a structures with transfer slabs.

Intended for

  • Those involved in design, checking and construction of concrete buildings with transfer slabs

  • Practicing and chartered engineers

This webinar is part of a series. The second webinar "Transfer slabs: focus on punching shear design" will take place Tuesday 19 November. 

Speakers

Matthew Penellum

Principal Engineer, AECOM

Matt is a Principal Engineer working in AECOM’s South East Structures team and a chartered member of the Institution. Matt’s career has focussed predominantly on the forensic assessment of existing reinforced concrete buildings and he is a member of AECOM’s reinforced concrete ‘Subject Matter Expert’ group. In this role, he is responsible for developing technical guidance specifically tailored to the analysis of existing RC frames. He also has experience in the conservation, restoration, and transformation of historic buildings. He has been fortunate enough to work on the refurbishment of some of the UK’s most iconic Grade 1 listed buildings, including Norman Shaw North (the original Scotland Yard police headquarters) and the Elizabeth Tower (better known as Big Ben).

Chair: Emily Halliwell

Senior Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

Emily is a chartered structural and civil engineer with over 10 years’ experience within the construction industry. Her role includes sharing best practice for the design of concrete buildings, providing technical guidance to designers and specifiers and contributing to the development of codes and standards. Emily is also a chartered environmentalist and with a focus on promoting material efficient and sustainable concrete designs. Prior to joining The Concrete Centre, she worked on a wide range of challenging engineering schemes, including stations, stadia and commercial buildings.

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Email - [email protected]

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