Steel Connection Design

This course is for designers and technicians wanting practical tuition in steel connection design. The course concentrates on the design of nominally pinned connections, in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-8, considering vertical shear and tying. The Eurocode approach to the design of moment resisting connections will be discussed, anticipating that software will be used for the design of these connections. Bracing connections, bases, splices, welded joints and non-standard connections will all be covered. The Eurocode rules for ordinary and pre-loaded assemblies will be discussed. Critical design checks and rules of thumb will be identified, for preliminary connection sizing. Delegates should expect to undertake a series of numerical examples.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to equip designers with the knowledge to design common connections with confidence;
  • to explain the key principles of connection behaviour which must be realised in connection details;
  • to generate an awareness of the resistance of standardised connections;
  • to explain the complexities of the design of moment-resisting bolted joints.

Having attended this course, you will:

  • be able to design nominally pinned connections to the Eurocode;
  • appreciate the design process for bolted moment-resisting connections;
  • understand the principles to be applied to unorthodox connection configurations;
  • have a good appreciation of component design, including bolts, welds, plates.

Available Dates:

10 October 2017, Nottingham


SCI Members: £220 +VAT

Non-Members: £280 +VAT


7 hrs (7hrs CPD)


To book a place contact:

Jane Burrell,
Courses Administrator

Direct line:
+44 (0)1344 636500