ICT TRAINING APPROACH FOR THE STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN UNDER THE EUROCODES

Miguel A. Serrano, Carlos López-Colina, Fernando L. Gayarre, Manuel L. Aenlle, Alfonso Lozano

Abstract

Fortunately the design processes of steel buildings across Europe is eventually covered by a unified code: The Eurocode 3: “Design of steel structures“. Nevertheless, although Eurocodes will soon become mandatory documents, designs will not be standardized because each country has a set of National Annexes which must be taking into account when designing in that particular country. Furthermore every country also has its own body of non-conflicting complementary information. A problem then arises when engineers need to produce designs in other European countries, either for a company based in one state or as individuals. Also, allowing engineers time out of the office for attendance at the intensive training courses which are required for earning experience on the new codes of design, frequently represents an obstacle for their employers. In an attempt to solve these problems, a strong trans-national partnership has been working on a project which aims to develop an ICT-supported, flexible training approach to allow designers to apply Eurocodes in accordance with the national regulations and practices of different member states. The resulting material shows how to design a typical building according to the different national contexts. The developed portal incorporates facilities for course presentation, forums, blogs and on-line translation.

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Serrano M., López-Colina C., Gayarre F., Aenlle M. and Lozano A. (2009). ICT TRAINING APPROACH FOR THE STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN UNDER THE EUROCODES . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 282-287. DOI: 10.5220/0001827502820287


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@conference{webist09,
author={Miguel A. Serrano and Carlos López-Colina and Fernando L. Gayarre and Manuel L. Aenlle and Alfonso Lozano},
title={ICT TRAINING APPROACH FOR THE STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN UNDER THE EUROCODES },
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={282-287},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001827502820287},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - ICT TRAINING APPROACH FOR THE STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN UNDER THE EUROCODES
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Serrano M.
AU - López-Colina C.
AU - Gayarre F.
AU - Aenlle M.
AU - Lozano A.
PY - 2009
SP - 282
EP - 287
DO - 10.5220/0001827502820287