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or to your national standards organization.

0.4 National Application Documents

1) In view of the responsibilities of authorities in member countries for the safety, health and other matters covered by the essential requirements of the CPD, certain safety elements in this ENV have been assigned indicative values which are identified by |_|. The authorities in each member country are expected to assign definitive values to these safety elements.

2) Many of the harmonised supporting standards, including the Eurocodes giving values for actions to be taken into account and measures required for fire protection, will not be available by the time this Prestandard is issued. It is therefore anticipated that a National Application Document (NAD) giving definitive values for safety elements, referencing compatible supporting standards and providing national guidance on the application of this Prestandard, will be issued by each member country or its Standards Organisation.

3) It is intended that this Prestandard is used in conjunction with the NAD valid in the country where the building or civil engineering works are located.

0.5 Matters specific to this Prestandard

1) The scope of Eurocode 2 is defined in 1.1.1 and the scope of this Part of Eurocode 2 is defined in 1.1.2. Additional Parts of Eurocode 2 which are planned are indicated in 1.1.3; these will cover additional technologies or applications, and will complement and supplement this Part.

2) In using this Prestandard in practice, particular regard should be paid to the underlying assumptions and conditions given in 1.3.

3) The seven chapters of this Prestandard are complemented by four Appendices which have the same normative status as the chapters to which they relate. These Appendices have been introduced by moving some of the more detailed principles/Application Rules, which are needed in particular cases, out of the main part of the text to aid its clarity.

4) As indicated in 0.4 2) of this Foreword, reference should be made to National Application Documents which will give details of compatible supporting standards to be used. For this Part of Eurocode 2, particular attention is drawn to the approved Prestandard ENV 206 (Concrete — performance, production, placing and compliance criteria), and the durability requirements given in 4.1 of this Prestandard.

5) The provisions of this Prestandard are based substantially on the 1978 edition of the CEB Model Code and other more recent CEB and FIP documents.

6) In developing this Prestandard, background documents have been prepared, which give commentaries on and justifications for some of the provisions in this Prestandard.

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