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The BCSA and SCI have both alerted the steel construction industry that draft National Annexes for Eurocode 3 have been published and are available for public comment.

SCI Deputy Director David Brown, said this is a vital period and an opportunity for the UK steel industry to influence its own future.

“Everyone involved in the steel sector should get hold of the documents and make their comments clear to British Standards,” said Mr Brown.

BSI has issued three draft National Annexes: BS EN 1993-1-1 to Eurocode 3 Design of Steel Structures 1-1, General rules and rules for buildings; BS EN 1993-1-2 to Eurocode 3 Design of Steel Structures Part 1-2, General rules – Structural fire design; and BS EN 1993-1-1 to Eurocode 3 Design of Steel Structures Part 1.8, General rules – design of joints.

These National Annexes give the partial safety factors and other nationally determined parameters for use with parts of Eurocode 3 for the design of steel structures to be erected in the UK.

Comments on all three draft National Annexes must be sent to: Secretary, B/525/31 – Structural use of steel, BSI Head Office, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL.

Comment period closes on 7 June 2007.

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