Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
25 June 2013
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This note pays particular attention to partial factors with reference to BS EN 1990: Eurocode – Basis of structural design , to illustrate how extreme events are approached, and explains how the code interprets the application of loads (actions) for such events.
One of the most common structural elements, these are normally found in residential properties, but also in medium-sized commercial developments. This note explains the principles behind their design and provides a worked example. In accordance with BS EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings . Updated in October 2016.
Notional loading (equivalent horizontal forces) are loads resulting from inaccuracies and imperfections introduced into the structure during its construction. This note explains how notional lateral loads are incorporated into the design process. Updated October 2016.