One-day Seminar on Design of Composite Steel & Concrete Structures

Date, time & venue
2017-02-24;8:45 am (registration) for 9:00 am to 5:00 pm;Room Z206, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, HK


Scope and Objectives
Design of steel-concrete composite structures is a sustainable trend for building and civil engineering structures. It covers many forms of composite structural design and includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date set of design guidance currently available. This seminar aims to provide civil and structural engineers an insight to the various code provisions for the design of steel-concrete composite building structures. The seminar will cover behaviour and design of composite beams, columns, slabs, shear connectors, joints and frames as used in modern building construction. Cross references will be made between various codes, which are needed to develop design solutions. Practical examples with direct reference to the code clauses will be used to illustrate the application of the code requirements. Valuable experience in Singapore about the adoption of Eurocode and the textbook recently written by the speaker will be shared in this seminar.


After attending the seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the basic principles for the design of steel-concrete composite structures. In particular, they will develop an understanding of the procedures required for the design of composite beams, slabs, columns and connectors.
2. Design steel-concrete composite structures and their components to satisfy ultimate and serviceability limit states.
3. Navigate around Eurocode 4 and other related documents necessary for the design of building structures and
4. Develop economical design using the advantages of steel and concrete materials to achieve service integration with long-span floor construction.


Richard Liew is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Engineer in UK, a Professional Engineer in Singapore, and a Chartered Professional Engineer of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, an Honorary Fellow and the Past President of Singapore Structural Steel Society and an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction. He has been in involved in research and practice in steel concrete composite structures covering a wide spectrum of interests, including light-weight and high strength materials and advanced analysis of structures subject to extreme loads, for applications in offshore, marine, defence and civil infrastructural works. Arising from this work, he has co-authored 6 books and generated more than 400technical publications. He serves on the editorial boards of 9 international journals. He interacts closely with the industry in the Asia Pacific region serving as an expert and technical advisor and has been involved in numerous iconic steel projects. He chairs several international and national committees related to standards and specifications of steel and composite structures. He is a key person responsible for the development of Singapore’s national annexes for the design and steel and composite structures using Eurocodes 3 and 4.


Official Language
English will be the official language.


Registration fees
The registration fee includes a copy of lecture notes, a copy of CPD certificate.


Regular Registration: HK$ 900 each for HKISC Members; HK$ 1,000 each for non HKIA/HKIE/HKIS Members; HK$ 1,200 each for others.


Please send the completed registration form with registration fee to Mr. Sam Chan, HKISC c/o ZS972, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon by 18 February 2017 (Fax No.: 852-2334 6389). You can download this form on HKISC web ( or request through emailing to: For further information, please contact Mr. Sam Chan above.



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