Eurocodes – Building Design Standards

Eurocodes
http://eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
The official Eurocode site developed by the European Joint Research Centre-European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (JRC-ELSA) team. EN Eurocodes offers a series of 10 European Standards, EN 1990 – EN 1999, providing a common approach for the design of buildings and other civil engineering works and construction products.
British Standards International - Structural Eurocodes Companion
http://www.bsigroup.com/en/Standards-and-Publications/Industry-Sectors/Eurocodes/The-BSI-Companion-to-the-Structural-Eurocodes/
The British Standards Internatonal(BSI) offers a free, 64-page 'companion guide' to the structural Eurocodes, which are expected to be implemented in March 2010 replacing many existing British standards. Written by industry experts from the world of standards, it delivers practical and timely advice on how the new codes will work and how they might benefit construction professionals.
Eurocodes: Background and applications workshop
http://eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showpage.php?id=332
The workshops are organized by the European Commission with the support of CEN and member states. Its aim is to transfer knowledge and state-of-the-art training material and information from the Eurocodes writers to representatives of key institutions, industry and technical associations involved in training on the Eurocodes in the European Union. Workshops address EN 1990 through EN 1999.
Eurocode Background Documents
http://eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showpage.php?id=BD
EN 1998Designers' Guide to EN 1998-1 and 1998-5. Eurocode 8: Design Provisions for Earthquake Resistant Structures . All aspects of seismic design are covered in this Thomas Telford publication, including EN1998-1 (General Rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings) and EN1998-5 (Foundations, retaining structures, geotechnical aspects), both published by CEN at the end of 2004. More specifically, the contents include:
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Performance requirements and compliance criteria
  • 2.1 Performance requirements for new designs in Eurocode 8 and associated seismic hazard levels
  • 2.2 Compliance criteria for the performance requirements and their implementation
  • 2.3 Exemption from the application of Eurocode 8
  • Chapter 3 – Seismic Actions
  • 3.1 Ground conditions
  • 3.2 Seismic action
  • 3.3 Displacement response spectra
  • Chapter 4 – Design of Buildings
  • 4.1 Scope
  • 4.2 Conception of structures for earthquake resistant buildings
  • 4.3 Structural regularity and implications for the design
  • 4.4 Combination of gravity loads and other actions with the design seismic action
  • 4.5 Methods of analysis
  • 4.6 Modeling of buildings for linear analysis
  • 4.7 Modeling of buildings for nonlinear analysis
  • 4.8 Analysis for accidental torsional effects
  • 4.9 Combination of the effects of the components of the seismic action
  • 4.10 "Primary" vs. "secondary" seismic elements
  • 4.11 Verifications
  • 4.12 Special rules for frame systems with masonry infills
  • Chapter 5 – Design and detailing rules for concrete buildings
  • 5.1 Scope
  • 5.2 Types of concrete elements-Definition of their "critical regions"
  • 5.3 Types of structural systems for earthquake resistance of concrete buildings
  • 5.4 Design concepts: Design for strength or for ductility and energy dissipation-Ductility Classes
  • 5.5 Behaviour factor q of concrete buildings designed for energy dissipation
  • 5.6 Design strategy for energy dissipation
  • 5.7 Detailing rules for local ductility of concrete members
  • 5.8 Special rules for large walls in structural systems of large lightly reinforced walls
  • 5.9 Special rules for concrete systems with masonry or concrete infills
  • 5.10 Design and detailing of foundation elements
  • Chapter 6 – Design and detailing rules for steel buildings
  • 6.1 Scope
  • 6.2 Dissipative versus low dissipative structures
  • 6.3 Capacity design principle
  • 6.4 Design for local energy dissipation in the elements and their connections
  • 6.5 Design rules aiming at the realisation of dissipative zones
  • 6.6 Background of the deformation capacity required by Eurocode 8
  • 6.7 Design against localization of strains
  • 6.8 Design for global dissipative behaviour of structures
  • 6.9 Moment resisting frames
  • 6.10 Frames with concentric bracings
  • 6.11 Frames with eccentric bracings
  • 6.12 Moment resisting frames with infills
  • 6.13 Control of design and construction
  • Chapter 7 – Design and detailing of composite steel-concrete buildings
  • 7.1 Introductory remark
  • 7.2 Degree of composite character
  • 7.3 Materials
  • 7.4 Design for local energy dissipation in the elements and their connections
  • 7.5 Design for global dissipative behaviour of structures
  • 7.6 Properties of composite sections for analysis of structures and for resistance checks
  • 7.7 Composite connections in dissipative zones
  • 7.8 Rules for members
  • 7.9 Design of columns
  • 7.10 Steel beams composite with slab
  • 7.11 Design and detailing rules for moment frames
  • 7.12 Composite concentrically braced frames
  • 7.13 Composite eccentrically braced frames
  • 7.14 Reinforced concrete shear walls composite with structural steel elements
  • 7.15 Composite or concrete shear walls coupled by steel or composite beams
  • 7.16 Composite steel plates shear walls
  • Chapter 8 – Design and detailing rules for timber buildings
  • 8.1 Scope
  • 8.2 General concepts in earthquake resistant timber buildings
  • 8.3 Materials and properties of dissipative zones
  • 8.4 Ductility classes and behaviour factors
  • 8.5 Detailing
  • 8.6 Safety verifications
  • Chapter 9 – Seismic design with base isolation
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Dynamics of seismic isolation
  • 9.3 Design criteria
  • 9.4 Seismic isolation systems and devices
  • 9.5 Modelling and analysis procedures
  • 9.6 Safety criteria and verifications
  • 9.7 Design seismic action effects on fixed base and isolated buildings
  • Chapter 10 – Foundations, retaining structures and geotechnical aspects
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Seismic action
  • 10.3 Ground properties
  • 10.4 Requirements for sitting and for foundation soils
  • 10.5 Foundation system
  • 10.6 Soil-structure interaction
  • 10.7 Earth retaining structures

EN 1997Designers' Guide to EN 1997-1 Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design – General Rules. This book presents a detailed guide to the new Geotechnical Design Eurocode and describes and explains the many unique features of ground engineering that require special design attention to ensure safety and adequate performance. Comprehensive checklists of aspects to be considered in design are given in Eurocode 7 and are emphasized in this book. Topics addressed include:

  • General information
  • Basis of geotechnical design
  • Supervision of construction, monitoring and maintenance
  • Geotechnical data
  • Fill, dewatering, ground improvement and reinforcement
  • Spread foundations
  • Pile foundations
  • Anchorages
  • Retaining Structures
  • Hydraulic failure
  • Overall stability
  • Embankment

EN 1990Designers' Guide to EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design. Considered the primary document in the Eurocode suite and establishes for the structural Eurocodes the principles and requirements for safety and serviceability of structures. More importantly, EN 1990 must be applied whenever the Eurocodes 1 to 9 are used.

This designers' guide is one of the first to provide detailed information for using EN 1990. It provides technical information on the background to the Eurocode and explains its relationship to Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures and the material Eurocodes (2-6 and 9), Eurocode 7 for Geotechnical Design and Eurocode 8 for seismic design. Contents included are:

  • General information
  • Requirements
  • Principles of limit state design
  • Basic variables
  • Structural analysis and design assisted by testing
  • Verification by the partial factor method
  • Annex A1 (normative) – Application for buildings
  • Management of structural reliability for construction works
  • Basis for partial factor design and reliability analysis
  • Design assisted by testing
  • Appendix A: The Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC)
  • Appendix B: The Eurocode Suite
  • Appendix C: Basic statistical terms and techniques
  • Appendix D: National standard organizations