CPD Seminar: Structural Failure, Robustness and Disproportionate Collapse

This seminar will explore structural failures, with a particular focus on disproportionate collapse. It will cover steel, timber and concrete buildings, including Eurocode requirements for building classification and approaches for prevention.  It will also cover related themes, including structural inspection of large buildings as part of the response to a collapse event, in the context of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in April 2013; and structural failures during construction, examining a case study of basement construction in the UK which had adverse effects for a neighbouring property.  

This seminar is expected to be of interest to all structural engineers involved in the design of new buildings, or alterations to existing buildings, as well as SER certifiers.

14.30:  Registration
15:00:  Introduction

15.15:  Structural Loading
Vertical, lateral, and seismic
Permanent, imposed, and accidental
15.50:  Building failure
Serviceability vs. collapse
16.00:  Introduction to Disproportionate Collapse
Classifying buildings
16:30:  Break 

17.00:  Disproportionate Collapse – Continued
Approaches to prevention
New buildings in steel, concrete, timber and 
The tying method
Worked examples
18.30:  Case studies
New basement to an existing building
Rana Plaza

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

14:30 for 15:00. Finishes at 19:00

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Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Rd, Stirling FK9 4LA

Ruth Haynes

Event Contact
Laura Clow (0141 248 3721)

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Additional Information
Refreshments will be served on arrival and at 16.30

Limited parking will be available at the hotel, overspill parking is available in the near vicinity
This event will qualify for 4hrs CPD

IStructE Graduate Members - £60.00 
IStructE Other Members - £70.00
IStructE Non Members - £80.00

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