Ease of use and reduction of NDPs

The introduction of a more user-friendly approach and the potential reduction of NDPs are horizontal issues across existing standards.

Enhanced ease of use

The use of clear language and structure will aid the ease of use of Eurocodes by practical users. To the extent that it can be technically justified whilst safeguarding the core of essential technical requirements and taking into account feedback from users, enhanced ease of use will be achieved by:

Reduction in number of NDPs

All existing Eurocodes will be assessed concerning the potential to significantly reduce the number of Nationally Determined Parameters (NDPs). This work should be done in close collaboration with the JRC and be based on the NDPs as defined on national level and uploaded in the specific NDP database.

The following steps are foreseen: