Eurocode


Eurocode

Eurocode (also known as EN Eurocode or EC) is a set of pan-European model building codes developed by the European Committee for Standardisation.

The EN Eurocode is organised in 57 parts, each part published as a separate "European Standard".By 2002, ten Eurocodes have been developed and published:

* EN 1990: (Eurocode 0) Basis of structural design
* EN 1991: (Eurocode 1) Actions on structures
* EN 1992: (Eurocode 2) Design of concrete structures
* EN 1993: (Eurocode 3) Design of steel structures
* EN 1994: (Eurocode 4) Design of composite steel and concrete structures
* EN 1995: (Eurocode 5) Design of timber structures
* EN 1996: (Eurocode 6) Design of masonry structures
* EN 1997: (Eurocode 7) Geotechnical design
* EN 1998: (Eurocode 8) Design of structures for earthquake resistance
* EN 1999: (Eurocode 9) Design of aluminium structures

The Eurocodes form a common European set of structural design codes for civil engineering work. They will eventually replace the national codes published by national standard bodies (e.g. BS 5950) after a period of co-existence. At the moment some Eurocodes are still in a trial phase, so they are characterised as ENV instead of EN until they are officially adopted. Additionally, each country may have a National Annex to the Eurocodes which will need referencing for a particular country (e.g. The UK National Annex).

As with other European standards, the Eurocodes will be used in public procurement specifications and to assess products for the CE mark.

See also

* CEN: European Committee for Standardisation
* BS 5950: British steel design standard to be replaced by Eurocode 3
* BS 8110: British concrete design standard to be replaced by Eurocode 2
* LRFD: Load and Resistance Factor Design
* Limit state design
* List of EN standards
* Structural Engineering
* Geotechnical Engineering

External links

* [http://www.eurocode.info eurocode.info] Site with comprehensive information about the EN Eurocodes
* [http://www.eurocode-resources.com eurocode-resources] Portal with extensive eurocode resources with focus on the design of steel structures
* [http://www.eurocodes.co.uk Eurocodes Expert] UK construction industry website with comprehensive information and support resources for implementation of the BS EN Eurocodes. The site is a joint initiative of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and is supported by the UK Government (DCLG), BS British Standards (BSI), the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), The Concrete Centre, the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), the International Masonry Society (IMS), the Brick Development Association (BDA) and the Association for Structural Engineers of London Boroughs (ASELB).
* [http://eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu Eurocodes: Building the Future] The European Commission Website on the EN Eurocodes
* [http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/construction/internal/essreq/eurocodes/eurointro_en.htm Introduction to Eurocodes] the "Europa" web site


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