National foreword

This Draft for Development is the English language version of ENV 1991-2-6:1997.

This publication is not to be regarded as a British Standard.

It is being issued in the Draft for Development series of publications and is of a provisional nature. It should be applied on this provisional basis, so that information and experience of its practical application may be obtained.

Comments arising form the use of this Draft for Development are requested so that UK experience can be reported to the European organization responsible for its conversion into a European Standard. A review of this publication will be initiated 2 years after its publication by the European organization so that a decision can be taken on its status at the end of its three-year life.

The values of certain parameters in the ENV Euorcodes may be set by CEN members so as to meet the requirements of national regulations. These parameters are designated by □ in the ENV.

According to the replies received by the end of the review period, the responsible BSI Committee will decide whether to support the conversion into a European Standard, to extend the life of the prestandard or to withdraw it. Comments should be sent in writing to the Secretary of BSI Subcommittee B/525/1, Actions (loadings) and basis of design, at 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL, giving the document reference and clause number and proposing, where possible, an appropriate revision of the text.

A list of organizations represented on this subcommittee can be obtained on request to its secretary.


The British Standards which implement international or European publications referred to in this document may be found in the BSI Standards Catalogue under the section entitled "International Standards Correspondence Index", or by using the "Find" facility of the BSI Standards Electronic Catalogue.

Summary of pages

This document comprises a front cover, an inside front cover, the ENV title page, pages 2 to 32, an inside back cover and a back cover.

The BSI copyright notice displayed this document indicates when the document was last issued.

This Draft for Development, having been prepared under the direction of the Sector Committee for Building and Civil Engineering, was published under the authority of the Standards Committee and comes into effect on 15 April 2000

Amendments issued since publication



ISBN 0 580 34317 0


ENV 1991-2-6

March 1997

ICS 91.010.30

Descriptors: civil engineering, construction, bridges, building codes, computation, setting-up conditions

English version

Eurocode 1 : Basis of design and actions on structures - Part 2-6: Actions on structures -Actions during execution

Eurocode 1: Bases de calcul et actions sur les Eurocode 1: Grundlagen der Tragwerksplanung und structures - Partie 2-6: Actions sur les Einwirkungen auf Tragwerke - Teil 2-6:

structures - Actions en cours d'exécution Einwirkungen auf Tragwerke - Einwirkungen während Ausführung

This European Prestandard (ENV) was approved by CEN on 1996-11-29 as a prospective standard for provisional application. The period of validity of this ENV is limited initially to three years. After two years the members of CEN will be requested to submit their comments, particularly on the question whether the ENV can be converted into an European Standard CEN).

CEN members are required to announce the existance of this ENV in the same way as for an EN and to make the ENV available promptly at national level in an appropriate form. It is permissible to keep conflicting national standards in force (in parallel to the ENV) until the final decision about the possible conversion of the ENV into an EN is reached.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

European Committee for Standardization Comité Européen de Normalisation Europäisches Komitee für Normung

Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart,36 B-1050 Brussels

© 1997 CEN - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members.

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