The EN Eurocodes provide design rules for structures considering a variety of materials. Within the CEN system, a number of standards covering the specifications, required physical and mechanical properties, test methods and classification for such materials have been developed. The materials characteristics are used in EN Eurocodes to determine factors and values for consistent use in design of products.
CEN/TC250 has established liaisons with other CEN/TCs which are drafting provisions for products intended for permanent incorporation into construction works. Product standards determine technical specifications, performance classes, testing methods, as well as requirements for factory production and quality control. The aim is to align these provisions with the EN Eurocodes to what concerns actions and structural design, for reasons of safety and consistency.
Standards for iron and steel, in particular, are developed by the European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardization (ECISS) and then submitted for the formal approval of the CEN National Members. ECISS is an Associated Body of CEN since 1986.
The following table gives a list, not exhaustive, of Product Standards related to the EN Eurocodes.
|EN 206||Concrete: Specification, performance, production and conformity|
|EN 10080||Steel for the reinforcement of concrete|
|EN 10138||Prestressing steels|
|EN 10155||Structural steels with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance|
|EN 338||Structural timber – Strength classes|
|EN 313||Plywood – Classification and terminology|
|EN 12369||Wood-based panels – Characteristic values for structural design|
|EN 14545||Timber structures – Connectors – Requirements|
|EN 14592||Timber structures – Fasteners – Requirements|
|EN 622||Fibreboards – Specifications|
|EN 636||Plywood – Specifications|
|EN 771||Specifications for masonry units|
|EN 845||Specification for ancillary components for masonry|
|EN 998||Specification for mortar for masonry|
|EN 754||Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Cold drawn rod/bar and tube|
|EN 755||Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Extruded rod/bar, tube and profiles|
|EN 1592||Aluminium and aluminium alloys – HF seam welded tubes|
|EN 515||Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Wrought products – Temper designations|
|EN 1337||Structural bearings|
|EN 12811||Temporary works equipment|
|EN 12812||Falsework. Performance requirements and general design|
|EN 13001||Crane safety|
|EN 1317||Road restraint systems|
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