Exova BM TRADA offers Eurocode 5 Connections training on 1 December

Posted on 09/11/2016

Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be holding its one-day workshop on Eurocode 5 Connections in High Wycombe on Tuesday 1 December 2016.  

This course is aimed at engineers and engineering technicians who have had some experience with timber structures and will include an introduction to fasteners and the EC5 method of connection calculation.

The fasteners element of the course will be introduced by Dr Hugh Mansfield-Williams, a technical manager at Exova BM TRADA with extensive experience in engineered wood products for use in load-bearing structures, as well as fasteners and connectors for joining timber together. 

Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe will run the connections part of the course and both will go on to cover dowel type fasteners; an introduction to Johansen theory; axial effects and the rope effect; calculation of lateral load capacities; fastener spacing rules; the effective number of fasteners and moment connections. Dr Ranasinghe is Exova BM TRADA’s Eurocodes consultant, has wide experience in structural investigations, along with authoring the Span Tables publication, and was the technical lead on the EC5 online software suite. 

Printed worked examples will be distributed free of charge and will be invaluable for future reference. 

For more information on this and other courses, or to book a place, go to:
http://www.exovabmtrada.com/en-gb/training or contact 01494 569 750 or email courses@exova.com.
Download the full training brochure here: http://www.exovabmtrada.com/Uploads/MediaLibrary/BMTrada/Training-Brochures/Course-Directory-2016.pdf


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Exova BM TRADA provides independent certification, inspection, technical and training services.  It helps organisations to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance. Exova BM TRADA has a long history of technical excellence in management systems, supply chain and product certification. The organisation offers certification to businesses in over 70 countries to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, FSC™ A000503, PEFC™, RSPO and UTZ.

Exova BM TRADA is part of Exova Group Plc. which is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 138 laboratories and offices in 33 countries and employs more than 4,300 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia/Asia Pacific and Africa. 

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Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be holding its one-day workshop on Eurocode 5 Connections in High Wycombe on Tuesday 1 December 2016.