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Sign structures and passive safety
Understanding passive safety and the design of supports and foundations for traffic signs
Date: 3 October 2019
Location: Hammersmith, London
Booking code: 395
Price: £350 per delegate
Start time: 09.30
Finishing time: 16.30
Do you know your EN 12899 from your EN 12767? With the need for economy and passive safety frequently being a requirement, many designers of traffic signs would welcome more guidance on the structural aspects.
In this one-day course for non-specialists, Simon Morgan will cover the basic theory of sign support and foundation design and how to apply the new standards in practice. It is not specific to any one software package, but participants will be given a free copy of SignLoad Designer. Foundation design both to Highways England standard BD 94/17 and Eurocode 7 will be explained, as will factors affecting choice of substrate and spacing of channel sections.
Participants will undertake simple worked examples, to enable them to understand the theory and use of reference materials, and therefore correctly use computer software for actual design work.
Simon is a chartered civil engineer who specialises in structural engineering, traffic engineering and computing. He is a member of the BSI committees for traffic sign standards and for passively safe structures, and he edits the IHE Sign Structures Guide.
- Basic structural theory
- Relevant standards and their UK National Annexes
- Safety factors
- Determining wind load
- Other actions on structures
- Support design to BS EN 12899-1:2007
- Basic soil mechanics and types of foundation
- Traditional spread foundations to Eurocode 7
- Planted foundations to Highways England standard BD 94/17 (and its imminent replacement)
- Passive safety requirements for BS EN 12767:2007
- Designing passively safe structures
- Review and questions
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