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New Eurocode on glass in construction

A new Eurocode on structural glass will be developed following a step-by-step procedure designed to ensure effective consultation and technical governance.

A scientific and technical report will be developed and converted first into a Technical Specification and then into an EN Eurocode on structural glass. The following topics will be addressed:

  • properties of material and products;
  • application fields, respective failure potential and failure consequences;
  • safety and reliability approaches;
  • principles of design;
  • design and calculation rules for primary members, joints, connections and supports.

As for the existing Eurocodes, sustainability concepts will be incorporated. A clear language and structure will be used and background documents with justification of recommendations will be produced. Where relevant, links with national, European and international standards will be assessed.

Read the article about the new CEN/TS 19100:2021 "Design of glass structures". With this new CEN Technical Specification, the design of glass structures is now making its European standardization debut, paving the way for a Eurocode.