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Guide to the use of EN 1990 Basis of Structural Design

Book by Department for Communities and Local Government

2006

http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningbuilding/

This report explains the principal differences between EN 1990 and UK practice (i.e. the material independent clauses from Chapter 2 of BS 8110 and Chapter 2 of BS 5950 etc). The principal identified differences that will be explained are:

- The contents and scope of EN 1990

- The requirements of EN 1990

- The design situations to consider for both the ultimate and serviceability limit states

- The representative values of the actions to use for the different design situations

- The expressions for combining the effects of actions

- The factors of safety to use for the appropriate design situations

- Choices made in the UK National Annex to EN 1990


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