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Adaptation of structural design to climate change

In the framework of Administrative Arrangements between the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), the Safety and Security of Buildings Unit of the JRC is involved in the identification of further research needs for the adaptation of structural design to climate change.

The activities acknowledge the importance of standardisation in strengthening Europe’s resilience to the impact of a changing climate as an instrument to regulate the construction sector. Of major relevance to the construction sector is the role of the Eurocodes.

This work goes beyond the developments within the Mandate M/515 for a detailed work programme for amending existing Eurocodes and extending the scope of structural Eurocodes.