About the EN Eurocodes

The EN Eurocodes are expected to contribute to the establishment and functioning of the internal market for construction products and engineering services by eliminating the disparities that hinder their free circulation within the Community. Further, they are meant to lead to more uniform levels of safety in construction in Europe.

The EN Eurocodes are the reference design codes. After publication of the National Standard transposing the Eurocodes and the National Annexes, all conflicting standards shall be withdrawn.

It is mandatory that the Member States accept designs to the EN Eurocodes

They are currently at the stage of maintenance and evolution in order to address the variety of new methods, new materials, new regulatory requirements and new societal needs developing and to extend harmonisation.

The EN Eurocodes apply to

structural design of buildings and other civil engineering works including:

For the design of special construction works (e.g. nuclear installations, dams, etc) other provisions than those in the EN Eurocodes might be necessary.

The EN Eurocodes cover

The EN Eurocodes are reference documents

The Member States of the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) recognise that EN Eurocodes serve as reference documents for the following purposes: