Maintenance Work Programme
The maintenance activities should be divided in three parts:
- the short term (immediate or within a year);
- the medium term (the regular five-year review);
- the long term (greater than five years).
The short term activities involve the technical amendments with
regard to urgent matters of health and safety, the correction of technical and
editorial errors (e.g. mistakes in symbols, typographical mistakes),
the essential technical and editorial improvements resulting from feedback and the
identification of inconsistencies arising from liaison between CEN/TC250 and
other CEN/TCs and TABs. Corrigenda will eventually be issued at the end of the
Items that fall into the medium term are the technical and
editorial improvements and the resolution of questions of interpretation.
Requests from industrial organisations and public authorities will also be
considered. A new edition or amendment to the Eurocodes may be published, as
In the long term, matters relating to development of new items
(e.g. advice on making buildings more tolerable against acts of malicious
damage) will be examined. This includes new material and concepts which require
research, and may be considered as development.
To ensure efficiency and consistency, it is foreseen that
CEN/TC250 will collect all the corrigenda and amendments to the Eurocode Parts
produced by the appropriate SCs and CEN will edit regularly (e.g. annually) a
"unified revision manual" and make it available to the NSBs.
The strategy to provide adequate resources to support the
maintenance of the Eurocodes should be decided by the European Commission,
Member States, Industry and CEN seeking to find a balance between the
requirements for public safety, the competitive demands of industry and the
availability of funds.