Moving towards a second generation of Eurocodes
In This Series
Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe provides an update on the latest developments on this comprehensive set of design standards.
Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook
The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using any material. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the European Construction Product Regulation and national Building Regulations.
BS EN 1995, more commonly...
Senior structural engineer, TRADA Technology Ltd, Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe urges timber and wood suppliers to consider CE marking or third-party certification to take advantage of the way Eurocode 5 has changed the approach to designing in timber.
The key aim of the Eurocodes has been to create a common...
Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.