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Eurocodes - standards for the construction sector

Brussels (BE) - 18/02/08 - 20/02/08

Eurocodes. Background and Applications. "Dissemination of information for training" workshop


On 18-20 February 2008 the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen is organizing together with the Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry a workshop on Eurocodes, with the aim of contributing towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise of Eurocodes writers to potential trainers on national level.

With the publication of all 58 Eurocodes Parts in 2007, a major milestone in the European standardisation for construction has been achieved. Now the Eurocodes are in the key stage of national implementation by the Member States, which will be achieved already in 2010.

What are Eurocodes?

The EN Eurocodes are a series of 10 European Standards, EN 1990 – EN 1999, providing a common approach for the design of buildings and other civil engineering works. They are the recommended means of giving a presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Directive for construction works and products that bear the CE Marking, as well as the preferred reference for technical specifications in public contracts. The EN Eurocodes will become the reference design codes.