Date and place:

In April (04.04-11.04.2018) part 2 of the regular JCSS course on Structural Reliability and JCSS Probabilistic Model Code will be held. For more information and registration please contact us (jcss-school(at)

More information can be found in the flyer.

Topics of the course

  • Basic aspects of structural safety, safety formats and partial factors.
  • Time Independent Reliability Methods
  • Resistance modeling, Probabilistic Model Code (Concrete, Steel, Timber)
  • Probabilistic modeling of deterioration.
  • Load modeling (e.g. life loads, impact, wind, snow, traffic)
  • Code calibration
  • Time Dependent System Reliability Methods, random vibrations
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Bayesian parameter estimation and reliability analysis under parameter- and model-uncertainties.
  • Safety assessment of existing structures
  • Robustness analysis of structures

Endorsement and distribution

The following organizations kindly supported us by distributing the flyer

The course

The course is a success, the 26 participants are working hard. They enjoy the course and the social program including a zip-lining event over beautiful Fynbos gorges in the Hottentot Holland Mountain series, an evening on Table Mountain and a safari.