Design of Steel and Composite Buildings

Surrey Regional Group is holding a Continuing Professional Development Course lead by the Steel Construction Institute and intended for structural engineers working with Eurocodes 3 and 4, seeking to expand their understanding.

This course assumes that attendees have some experience in steel design to the Eurocodes and therefore concentrates on some of the interesting aspects of design and how tools and the latest guidance may be used to good effect. From the technical questions it receives, the SCI has a good idea of the areas most of interest to practicing engineers.
By the end of the course, attended should:
  • Be absolutely clear on the importance of sub-grade specification, and the value of the latest guides on the subject       
  • Understand a designer’s responsibilities under EN 1090
  • Appreciate the critical inputs to a welding procedure, and what should be expected from the contractor
  • Be confident in applying the provisions of EN 1993 regarding imperfections and the assessment of frame stability
  • Appreciate the key design and detailing requirements in portal frames – what should be defined in design and what should be seen on site
  • Understand the key design and construction issues in composite construction
  • Have a good appreciation of the impact of connection stiffness and ductility demands – and when these can be compromised.
The entry criteria: some exposure to Eurocode design and terminology would be of benefit.
David Brown is an associate director at the SCI, involved with frame design, connections and portal frames. He lectures extensively on Eurocode design, including SCI’s regular webinar programme.

Dr Graham Couchman is CEO of the SCI, chair of the European committee responsible for EC4 (Composite construction). His other interests include light gauge construction and connection behaviour.
To secure a place on the course please book your ticket by registering online using the Eventbrite link. Please do not send any cheques to IStructE headquarters. For any further queries regarding the booking email Saeed Tahmasebi and request further instructions.
For further queries please contact Edward Bromhead.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

09:30 for 10:00. Finishes at 17:00


Lecture Theatre M, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Dr Graham Couchman, CEO of the SCI. David Brown, Associate Director at the SCI

Event Contact
Edward Bromhead ( Saeed Tahmasebi (

Additional Information
This course will qualify for one day of CPD and is recognised by the Institution. A certificate will be issued to all attendees

Please register here.  Registration will start at 09:30

Sandwiches and beverages will be served during the break

Parking will be arranged on the campus car park

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