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This section of the website explores the use of novel materials in construction.

Topics covered include:

  • Developments and good practice
  • Practical uses as a structural material
  • Climate impact, carbon emissions and sustainable design
 
 

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Eurocode 5: the essentials of timber design

This one-day, online course offers an introduction to timber design to Eurocode 5.

Date – 18 November 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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Perspective view of underground parking.

Deep basement design and construction

This course gives guidance on the key considerations when planning the construction of deep basements. It covers using both embedded wall bottom-up and top-down construction in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 7.

Date – 24 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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highrise apartment blocks

Eurocode 4: composite design

This course supports the practising designer with composite design to Eurocode 4. It will enable an understanding of the essential requirements of this code in structural design and how the code operates.

Date – 18 September 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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<h4>Structural engineering with bamboo</h4>

Structural engineering with bamboo

This course equips attendees with practical knowledge about structural design with bamboo stems (culms). The course considers aspects of concept design, detailed design and durability by design.

Date – 11 September 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Course
Amesbury School detail

Eurocode 5: the essentials of timber design

This one-day, online course offers an introduction to timber design to Eurocode 5.

Date – 10 June 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Course
Structure partly collapsed upon itself

Seismic design of structures

This two-day, online course introduces seismic design of civil engineering structures. It builds on the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology. The course focuses on seismic loading and design codes, conceptual seismic design principles and analysis for seismic loading, and design and detailing of structural members.

Date – 30 May 2024
Location – Online
Price – £515 - £765 + VAT
Training
Full view of Network Rail FLOW Bridge

Designing, fabricating and constructing the FLOW bridge

A technical lecture uncovering the evolution of Network Rail’s FRP footbridge from concept to construction.

Date – 28 May 2024
Author – Ahmad Kamara
Price – Free
Lecture
<h4>Dalmeny House project - online</h4>

Dalmeny House project - online

Join the Scottish Regional Group for a lunchtime webinar with guest speaker Dominic Echlin of Narro who will deliver a presentation on the Dalmeny House project.

Date – 28 May 2024
Location – Online
Price – Free
Training
A construction site revealing a concrete structure and scaffolding against bright sun is shown.

Analysis and strengthening of concrete buildings 1950 - 1985

Exploring concrete buildings from 1950-1985, this series provides insights on reuse project challenges, cost-effective surveys and investigations, corrosion and fire management, historical building modelling, and the sustainable application of carbon fibre reinforced polymers for their strengthening

Date – 2 May 2024
Author – Various
Price – £180 - 280 + VAT

Featured events and resources

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<h4>Essential Knowledge Text No.8 New structural materials</h4>

Essential Knowledge Text No.8 New structural materials

This text presents a range of emerging materials, both natural and man-made which, in the right circumstances, can offer significant advantages over traditional materials.

Date – 1 October 2018
Author – M. Evernden
Price – £0/£24.95/£38.95