CESS Seminar : Second Generation of Eurocode 2: Concrete Structures. 2023


Event details

Date 08.12.2023
Hour 12:1513:15
Speaker Dr. Hans Rudolf Ganz, Past Chair CEN TC250 SC2
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
The first generation of Eurocodes, published between 2004-2007, has been under revision since 2015. The second-generation Eurocode 2 has been approved for publication by CEN in June 2023. The presentation will briefly inform on the process and organisation for the revision of Eurocodes and preparation of Eurocodes 2nd Generation, in general. The presentation will then illustrate some general changes made to Eurocode 2 with respect to structure of the standard, design models and considering sustainability, etc. This is followed by highlighting some of the most important changes made to main Clauses / design provisions of Eurocode 2, Part -1-1, General rules for buildings, bridges and civil engineering structures. Some brief information on main changes in future Eurocode 2, Part -1-2, Structural fire design will be given also. The presentation will end with an outlook on the next steps until the introduction of the 2ndGeneration Eurocode 2 in the countries and practice.

Short bio
  • Civil engineer, graduated from ETH Zurich Diploma for Civil Engineering ETH : 1978
  • Dr. sc. techn. ETH Zurich : 1985 (Masonry shear wall)
  • 1985-1988: Structural engineer, VSL International Ltd., Berne, Switzerland
  • 1989/1990: Technical advisor, VSL Corporation, Campbell/CA, US
  • 1990-2011: Chief Technical Officer, VSL International Ltd., Berne / St. Quentin-Yvelines (France) / Berne in charge of 3 Technical Centres in USA, Europe and Asia; Research & Development; QA; VSL Academy (training of personnel)
  • 2011-present: Ganz Consulting (owner) – supporting owners with questions to prestressed concrete and masonry structures; technical assessment of prestressing systems; etc.
  • Chairman of SIA committee on SIA Structural Standards (mirror committee to CEN/TC 250); member of Concrete Standards committee SIA 262
  • Past chairman of CEN/TC 250/SC 2 Eurocode 2 Concrete Structures (2014 – 2023)
  • Honorary fib president and past chair of fib Commission on reinforcing and prestressing systems (1998-2007); member of several fib Commissions and Task Groups
Sandwiches offered after the seminar.

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Free


  • Prof. Olga Fink (IMOS), Prof. Alexandre Alahi (VITA), Prof. Dusan Licina (HOBEL), Prof. Alain Nussbaumer (RESSLab)


  • Dr David Fernández-Ordóñez (FIB)