Eurocodes review launched
In response to the recent EU Referendum, BSI has been quick to confirm that it is business as usual in terms of the UK’s continued participation in the European Standardization System as a full member of the European Standards making body (CEN). As part of this process, BSI has launched a ‘systematic review’ of parts of Eurocode 3.
The five parts to be reviewed are:
- EN 1993-1-4: 2006 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. General rules. Supplementary rules for stainless steels
- EN 1993-1-9: 2005 (AC: 2005 + AC: 2009) Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Fatigue
- EN 1993-1-10: 2005 (AC: 2005 + AC: 2009) Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Material toughness and through-thickness properties
- EN 1993-1-11: 2006 (AC: 2009) Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Design of structures with tension components
- EN 1993-2: 2006 (AC: 2009) Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Steel bridges
The industry is invited to comment on the above standards and, in particular, to respond to the following questions:
- Do any clauses require editorial or technical correction?
- Which clauses would benefit from improvements in clarity?
- Where should the scope of the EN be extended?
- Where could the EN be shortened?
- Are there any clauses whose application leads to uneconomic construction?
- Are there any clauses whose application necessitates excessive design effort?
This is an opportunity for the UK to influence the future direction of Eurocodes, and both BCSA and SCI are encouraging UK practitioners to participate in the review.
Your comments should be compiled into a template and submitted by 7 October 2016. Contact BSI Helen.Gray@bsigroup.com to receive the template.