Eurocode 1 for bridge designers (one-day)

In-house Course

This course can be delivered in the offices of a company to a group of up to 16 engineers. It is currently not available as a public course.


The Eurocodes are now the British Standards for the design of structures. An understanding of Eurocode, Eurocode 1 (EC1) is essential for building designers to be able to design using the material Eurocodes (EC2 to EC6). This course will explain how to use EC1 to determine the design loads and actions on a bridge.

Aims & Objectives

On completion of this course delegates will know how to determine self-weight,
imposed, wind, traffic, thermal and accidental actions on a bridge through the use of lectures and workshop problems.

After this course delegates will:

  • Appreciate essential information about the Eurocodes to enable loads to be determined.
  • Be able to establish the actions on a bridge due to:

Traffic loads (Including road and rail, and effect of traffic on buried and retaining structures)
Thermal effects

  • Understand how to design a structure to resist accidental actions.
  • Be ready to use the material Eurocodes

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Eurocodes
  • Densities, self-weight and imposed loads (EN 199111).
  • Wind loading (EN 199114) – including design exercise
  • Thermal actions (EN 199115) – including design exercise
  • Traffic loading (EN 19912) – including design exercise (Covering all loading, including road and rail loading)
  • PD 6694 – Recommendations for the design of structures subject to traffic loading to BS EN 19971
  • Actions during execution (EN 199116)
  • Accidental actions (EN 199117)

Intended for

This course is intended as an introduction to Eurocodes for structural engineers who design bridge structures.

Pre-course Requirements

Candidates should bring a calculator, pencil, ruler and eraser.

Course Duration

Days (hrs) 1 day (6 hours) IPD/CPD

Course overview

Contact us

Phone: 01256 768588

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Alan Wood & Partners
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