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Course: Second Order Analysis and Design of Steel Structures


The benefits of EC3 global analysis and design integration with BIM (1/2 day)

This half day course presents an understanding of the strategy involved with current structural code provisions and presents a comprehensive treatment of the second order analysis and design of sustainable, safe and economic steel structures. Course participants will be provided with an overview of the provisions of Eurocode 3. An explanation of the various types of structural analysis and conventional design to Eurocode 3 will be covered. Emphasis will then be placed on analysis and design techniques including the treatment of frame and member imperfections, second order PΔ and Pδ effects and the interpretation of analysis results.

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Date: Monday 29th June, 2015

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Venue: School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast

Fee: ₤150.00 Students: ₤50.00

Course materials and tea breaks will be provided. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all delegates who complete the course together with a 30 day license for NIDA EC3 global analysis software

Target Audience
Designers, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Safety Engineers, Consultant Engineers, Contractors, Specification Engineers, Cost Engineers and Quantity Surveyors, Steel Fabricators and Erectors
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Evening Lecture – St Angela’s College Cork

Building on the Hill that Beat Lance
Design and Construction of St. Angela’s College, St. Patrick’s Hill, Cork.


John Lee of Malachy Walsh and Partners will explain some of the challenges presented by the site and outline how the contemporary design developed by O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects was realised in an Engineering context. David McCarthy of L and M Keating Civil and Engineering Contractors will discuss how the project was executed through the construction phase. Lance Armstrong dismounted at this point in the 2009 Tour of Ireland but the Hill is not too steep for the Pupils and Staff of St. Angela’s College. Obtaining the DAC was a challenge!

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The video of the lecture is now available to view

6.30pm, Tuesday 5th May, 2015

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

(Admission is Free – All Welcome)

For Further Information Contact:

Una Beagon
(01) 402 3638

IStructE Exam Preparation Course


exam prep

The Regional Group Preparation Course will focus primarily on Schematic Design and participants will be required to present solutions to past papers. Candidates should bring usual class materials.


The Fee is €250 and interested candidates should register in advance by sending their details to

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Location: Room 248, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

Dates: Mondays; 11th, 18th, 25th May, Tuesday 2nd June

Time: 6.30-9.00pm

Evening Lecture: Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change




Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change

Structural Safety Assessments of Textile Factory Buildings in Bangladesh


The sudden collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh in April 2013 killing 1,132 workers forced the global garment industry to question the true cost of clothing. As a result, Arup was approached to develop a methodology which could be used to assess factory buildings and be applied to a large number of factories over a short period of time. Over 2000 factories have been assessed to date, with Arup undertaking 600 of those.


In this lecture, Aidan Madden and Shane Redmond of Arup will outline the challenges faced in setting up and implementing the methodology and give details of their experiences both on the engineering and cultural aspects of working on such a project.

The Video of the lecture is now available to view

Presented: 6.30pm, Tuesday 14th April, 2015

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

For Further Information Contact:

Una Beagon
(01) 402 3638