Recent evolution in the structural Eurocodes: models, performance and reliability


The second generation of Structural Eurocodes is set to be released two decades after the first iteration. This talk will focus on changes in seismic design and assessment, emphasizing a further step towards displacement-based methods, the increasing use of nonlinear models and analysis, and the thoroughly revised approach to safety. Some critical insight will also be provided on the code-making process, that involved hundreds of actors over several years with the mandate to update one of the fundamental components of the EU single market.

About the Speakers

Paolo Franchin is a Professor of structural design and earthquake engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. He received his MSc from University of California Berkeley and his PhD from Sapienza. His research and consulting activities focus on structural seismic reliability of new and existing structures, as well as on risk and resilience of structural and infrastructural (networked) systems. In the last eight years he has been involved in code-drafting activity for CEN, the European Committee for Standardization (Eurocodes) and fib, the International Federation of Structural Concrete (Model Code 2020).

Further information

This event is organised by SECED. The event will be chaired by Damian Grant. Attendance at this meeting is free for members and non-members alike. 

In person attendance

The event will held in-person at the Institution of Civil Engineers (see map below). Prior registration is not required. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 5.30 - 6 pm. We encourage everyone to attend in person if they can. 

Online attendance

This event will be broadcast online. Please register for the event prior to joining. The registration process will provide you with the link you need to join the main event.

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Event Details

Event Date 29/11/2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 29/11/2023 8:00 pm
Location Institution of Civil Engineers

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