Objectives of the Eurocodes

The Structural Eurocodes comprise a group of standards for the structural and geotechnical design of buildings and civil engineering works.

They are intended to serve as reference documents for the following purposes:

a) As a means to prove compliance of building and civil engineering works with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Directive (CPD).

b) As a framework for drawing up harmonised technical specifications for construction products.

They cover execution and control only to the extent that is necessary to indicate the quality of the construction products, and the standard of the workmanship., needed to comply with the assumptions of the design rules.

Until the necessary set of harmonised technical specifications for products and for methods of testing their performance is available, some of the Structural Eurocodes cover some of these aspects in informative annexes.

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