Seismic design of structures (Online)
Date & Time

16 November 2020 - 17 November 2020
10:00 - 17:30


Standard: (From) £555 + VAT
Members: (From) £425 + VAT

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Seismic design of structures (Online)

Date & Time

16 November 2020 - 17 November 2020
10:00 - 17:30


Standard: (From) £555 + VAT
Members: (From) £425 + VAT

Early booking discount Discounts available

Availability Places available

This course covers the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology.

The course focuses on seismic loading and design codes, design principles and analysis for seismic loading, and design and detailing of structural members. Advanced topics like seismic isolation and performance-based design will also be addressed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify situations where earthquake loading must be included in the design of structures and how to define this loading
  • Understand the basic principles of seismic design and select appropriate performance requirements for structures subjected to earthquake loads
  • Select an appropriate structural configuration for a building situated in a seismic zone
  • Analyse a building for combined service and seismic loading
  • Design a bridge for seismic loading
  • Design and detail reinforced concrete structures
  • Design and detail steel and composite structures and detail them for adequate seismic performance

Intended for

Civil or structural engineers involved in the design of buildings and bridge structures.

Entry criteria

Participants should be familiar with the principles of structural design and the basics of structural dynamics.


Dr Agathoklis Giaralis

Agathoklis is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at City, University of London, where he leads the Structural Dynamics Research Group. The group focuses on nonlinear stochastic dynamics approaches, signal analysis techniques, and seismic structural design and assessment.

Dr Panagiotis Mergos

Panagiotis is Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at City, University of London. He has worked for more than 15 years in seismic design and assessment of structures both as a researcher and as consultant structural engineer.

Professor Cedric D’Mello

Cedric is Professor of Structural Engineering at City, University of London. His research work is in very large-scale testing, with a focus on composite structures. His current research activity is on long span floors, particularly the ultra slim floor beam.

In partnership

City University

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Email - [email protected]

50% discount on associated publication

Manual for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8

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