Eurocode 1 supersedes BS 6399: Loading for buildings6 and BS 648: Schedule of weights of building materials7. It contains within its ten parts (see Table 8) all the information required by the designer to assess the individual actions on a structure. It is generally self-explanatory and it is anticipated the actions to be used in the UK (as advised in the UK National Annex) will typically be the same as those in the current British Standards. The most notable exception is the bulk density of reinforced concrete, which has been increased to 25 kN/m3. Currently not all the parts of Eurocode 1 and their National Annexes are available, in which case it is advised that the loads recommended in the current British Standards are used.

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