National foreword

This publication has been prepared by Subcommittee B/525/31 and is the English language version of ENV 1993-1-3:1996, Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures — | Part 1.3: General rules — Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting incorporating its corrigendum of October 1997, as published by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This Draft for Development also includes the United Kingdom (UK) National Application Document (NAD) to be used with the ENV in the design of buildings to be constructed in the UK.

ENV 1993-1-3:1996 results from a programme of work sponsored by the European Commission to make available a common set of rules for the design of building and civil engineering works.

This publication should not be regarded as a British Standard.

An ENV is made available for provisional application, but does not have the status of a European Standard. The aim is to use the experience gained to modify the ENV so that it can be adopted as a European Standard.

The value for certain parameters in the ENV Eurocodes may be set by CEN members so as to meet the requirements of national regulations. These parameters are designated by □ (boxed values) in the ENV.

During the ENV period of validity, reference should be made to the supporting documents listed in the NAD.

The purpose of the NAD is to provide essential information, particularly in relation to safety, to enable the ENV to be used for buildings constructed in the UK. The NAD takes precedence over corresponding provisions in the ENV.

The Building Regulations 1991, Approved Document A 1992 (published December 1991)1), draws designers' attention to the potential use of ENV Eurocodes as an alternative approach to Building Regulation compliance. ENV 1993-1-3:1996 has been thoroughly examined over a period of several years and is considered to offer such an alternative approach, when used in conjunction with this NAD.

Compliance with DD ENV 1993-1-3:2001 does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.

Users of this document are invited to comment on its technical content, ease of use and any ambiguities or anomalies. These comments will be taken into account when preparing the UK national response to CEN on the question of whether the ENV can be converted into an EN.

Comments should be sent in writing to BSI, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL, quoting the document reference, the relevant clause and, where possible, proposed revised wording.

This document does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users of this document are responsible for its correct application.

Summary of pages

This document comprises a front cover, an inside front cover, pages i to xvi, the ENV title page, pages 2 to 128 and a back cover.

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

Sidelining in this document indicates the most recent changes by amendment.

1) Available from The Stationery Office, PO Box 29, St Crispins House, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 1GN.

National Application Document for use in the UK with ENV 1993-1-3:1996

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