BSI Structural Eurocodes companion

Published:  04 May, 2009

UK: The Eurocodes are due to come into force in March 2010 and will replace many existing British standards.

Responding to market demand, BSI British Standards has published a 'companion guide' to the structural Eurocodes - the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works. 

This 56-page guide is written by leading industry experts from the world of standards and further afield. It delivers practical and timely advice on how the new codes will work and how they might benefit construction professionals.

The guide covers important issues regarding the structural Eurocodes including: what are the Eurocodes? Why are they so important? Who produced the Eurocodes? What is the target date for their introduction into the UK? Are Eurocodes mandatory? How will they be used?

BSI's Eurocodes’ website has been revamped and now features information on all of the Structural Eurocodes and which British standards they replace.

Eurocodes are designed to help the European construction industry become more competitive; improve structural safety; harmonise construction standards in the private sector; enable designers to use more supporting guidance and software; be the primary reference for all users, advising them on the latest developments and training events.

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