Professional Course on Structural Design according to Eurocodes 1, 2, 3 and 8 for event of Fire, Impact, Blast and Earthquakes

Date, time & venue
2017-10-23;25 & 27 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) (8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.);P503, Level P5, Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


(Organized by Department of Civil Engineering & Centre for Asian Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CATBUH)
The University of Hong Kong
Supported by Structural Division, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers)


Requirements to design a structure to resist a severe impact, or strong ground shaking of an earthquake, along with the considerations of the ensuing fire hazard is becoming increasingly common. The safety of certain facilities of strategic significance will also need to be designed to resist projected blast (explosive) actions. Yet, the amount of advanced technical education in related topics that can be obtained from an undergraduate engineering degree program is very limited. Given the specialised nature of the topics there are significant amount of materials that cannot be found in textbooks. Guidance provided by codes of practices for some of these actions is also too general and lacks the specifics. This 3-day short course aims to introduce key fundamental principles, up-to-date knowledge on these topics, and methods of design of the structure in addressing the hazards. The lecturing is based mainly on Eurocodes but other major codes of practice will also be referred to. An important feature of the short course is in unifying the methods of analyses in one framework to cover for a range of dynamic actions. Lots of worked examples have been incorporated to assist the learning of the calculation techniques. Materials for self-reading include computer programs written in Microsoft Excel. Both speakers are well known in their respective field of expertise and having substantial practical experience as structural engineers.


Professor Nelson Lam BSc(Eng), MSc, DIC, PhD, FIEAust, MIStructE, MICE, Professor,
Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Associate Professor Bill Wong BSc(Eng), PhD, MICE, CEng, FIEAust, Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia


Registration fees
HK$4,500 (including course notes, a 3 CPD-day ‘Certificate of Attendance’* and coffee breaks) (Non-refundable)


All enquiries about this professional course should be made to Miss Aggie Sung, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong at 2859 1963 ( also visit our web site at



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