The evolution of the Structural Eurocodes (EN 1990 – EN 1999) has always placed practitioners at its heart. In line with this philosophy, BSI and IStructE are hosting this event to explain what is changing and what improvements can be anticipated.
The evolution of the Structural Eurocodes began in 2012 and resulted with CEN/TC 250 being awarded the largest ever specific agreement from the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association through Mandate M/515, signifying the prominence placed on the work programme within Europe.
At this event, presentations were given by technical experts who have direct practical experience of the Eurocode work programme, with examples of how previously difficult matters have been improved. The session consisted of informing attendees about the evolution process and its objectives as well as how to participate in and influence the development of the Eurocodes.
The event also placed an equally important focus on encouraging participation and contributions from the UK's Structural Engineering community. To this end, time is devoted to engaging directly with the audience; attendees are therefore very much encouraged to come prepared with questions on the specific topics that form the basis of the event programme.
Benefits of attending
As a result of attending, delegates were able to understand how to participate in and influence the development of the Eurocodes, hear the latest news on the evolution of the Structural Eurocodes and speak with those directly involved in the Eurocodes work programme.
Presentations will be given by technical experts, who have direct practical experience of the Eurocode work programme, with examples of how previously difficult items have been improved. Attendees were invited to send questions on specific topics that form the basis of the agenda for the day or to come prepared with questions to be taken on the day, which can be viewed here.