Structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings – book launch

Author: Ruth Haynes & Alastair Soane

Date published

24 November 2023

Price
Free

Structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings – book launch

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Ruth Haynes & Alastair Soane

Date published

24 November 2023

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Ruth Haynes & Alastair Soane

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Free

The lecture covers robustness and disproportionate collapse in all building types, with a focus on existing buildings, as well as an introduction to the IStructE book's second edition.

Following the launch of Structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings (second edition), aimed at shedding light on the current uncertainties around disproportionate collapse, this talk explores some of the key takeaways from the research included in the publication.

The speakers briefly discusses how the Eurocodes for timber, steel, concrete and masonry have been interpreted, and provides specific examples of how to calculate design tie forces of buildings, the building regulations and the definitions of ‘material change of use’ and ‘building work.’ 

A discussion on the structural performance of buildings, their design life and the best practices to assess their safety with respect to the Reliability Index concludes the lecture.

Reasons to watch

  • Improve your understanding of the three approaches to designing for robustness

  • Gain greater familiarity with the Eurocode approach to robustness

  • Understand how to assess buildings with respect to Reliability Index

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