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Product Standards

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.

Product Standards related to EN Eurocodes
EN 206Concrete: Specification, performance, production and conformity
EN 10080Steel for the reinforcement of concrete
EN 10138Prestressing steels
EN 10155Structural steels with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance
EN 338 Structural timber – Strength classes
EN 313 Plywood – Classification and terminology
EN 12369Wood-based panels – Characteristic values for structural design
EN 14545Timber structures – Connectors – Requirements
EN 14592Timber 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 12811Temporary works equipment
EN 12812Falsework. Performance requirements and general design
EN 13001Crane safety
EN 1317 Road restraint systems

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