Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures

A two-day course delivered by ASRANet

About the course

This course is organised by ASRANet.

Today the global outreach of civil engineering is expanding and throwing new challenges for designers and engineers. Designing safer and resilient infrastructures in earthquake prone areas is increasingly becoming a key skill. It’s therefore essential for the personnel to understand the implications of seismic actions. This course aims to highlight the important aspects in seismic design. Risk analysis of structures indicate the point of failure and help in taking steps to mitigate this hazard. Introduction to Eurocode 8, emphasises the considerations for earthquake resistant design that is capable of resisting catastrophic failure. Earthquakes dominate design of many structures, see for example Nuclear Power Plant safety related structures or critical infrastructures (hospital, bridges) in moderately seismic zones.

Different types of earthquake hazards (linear spatial structures, ground failure induced damages, predominantly structure related damages, case studies of cascading failures such as Fukushima Daiichi NPP) will be studied. Based on best practice and code compliance, the focus will be on the parameters required for design and interpretation of the specialised PHSA analysis. General rules, seismic actions, different types of analysis, and the response spectra method will also be dealt with.


The cost of this course is £650 excl. VAT. SECED Members will receive a 15% discount on booking.

Further information

For further information, go to the course website or download the flyer.

Event Details

Event Date 25/01/2017
Event End Date 26/01/2017
Individual Price £650.00
Croydon Park Hotel
7 Altyre Road
Croydon Park Hotel

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