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BCSA to host key nationwide standards seminars

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The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) is holding a series of four key one-day seminars to provide a solid introduction to the range of imminent European standards.

The four seminars kick-off in London (see diary page 10) on 26 September, with following dates in Huddersfield, Glasgow and Belfast.

Topics will include an introduction to the Eurocodes and their associated National Annexes, an in-depth look at the Loading Eurocodes and Basis of design, together with the transition timetable from British Standards.

Speakers will include Dr Roger Pope, consultant to the BCSA and Chairman of the BSI Steelwork Fabrication Committee, who will give a presentation of the European standard for the execution of steel structures. This standard will eventually replace the national standard BS 5950-2.

Dr Pope will introduce the European standard’s new concepts such as execution classes and welding coordination, as well as explaining the main differences with the current standard.

Charles King of the Steel Construction Institute will present a detailed lecture on Eurocode 3 for the manufacture of steel beams and columns.

“These seminars will provide the industry with an insight into the complete package of imminent European standards,” Dr David Moore, BCSA’s Director of Engineering said.

Dr Moore said the CE marking of steel products will also be covered as well as the implications for engineers for the specification of design, fabrication and construction.

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