Standardised Steel Connections for Seismic Resistant Steel Structures


Connection design solutions, other than those deemed as ‘prequalified’ or ‘pre-engineered’, are permitted in seismic codes of practice when verified by suitable physical prototype tests in accordance with specified procedures or approved by regulatory authorities. However, these alternate ‘non-normative’ approaches can often be difficult and inefficient. There is therefore significant benefit in the standardisation of seismic connections. This workshop introduces the development of European Prequalified Steel Moment Connections for seismic resistant steel structures, which can be used in conjunction with Eurocode 8. The technical background, which is based on the results of a collaborative European project (Equaljoints Plus), will be presented together with selected design examples and open-access design tools.

Note: Limited places available, reserve your free place here:


11:30-12:30 Registration and Lunch -
12:30-12:40 Welcome Address Prof. Ahmed Elghazouli, Imperial College London
12:40-13:10 Status of Structural Eurocodes and Background to Codified Connection Design Prof. David Nethercot, Imperial College London
13:10-13:45 Design Procedures and Developments for Steel Structures in Seismic Regions Prof. Ahmed Elghazouli, Imperial College London
13:45-14:30 European Prequalified Steel Joints and Implementation in Eurocode 8 - The EQUALJOINTS Project Prof. Rafaelle Landolfo, University of Naples Federico II
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break -
15:00-16:00 Design Guidelines and Worked Examples Prof. Jean-François Demonceau, University of Liège
Prof. Aurel Stratan, Politehnica University Timisoara
Dr. Dan Bompa, Imperial College London
16:00-16:30 Prequalified Connection Design Tools Prof. Carlos Rebelo, University of Coimbra
16:30-17:00 Workshop Closure -

Further information

This workshop is jointly organised by Imperial College London, Equaljoints Plus, The Institution of Structural Engineers and SECED.

The event is free to attend, but places need to be reserved online in advance at: Each participant will receive a hardcopy and an electronic copy of the workshop material.

This event is followed by the SECED evening meeting Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Earthen Structures in Peru at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Event Details

Event Date 27/03/2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 27/03/2019 5:00 pm
Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
Institution of Structural Engineers

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