Introduction

Seismic design and Eurocode 8

Authored by: Philippe Bisch

Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498751599
eBook ISBN: 9781315368221
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315368221-2

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Abstract

The European directive ‘Construction Products’ issued in 1989 comprises requirements relating to the strength, stability and fire resistance of construction. In this context, the structural Eurocodes are technical rules, unified at the European level, which aim at ensuring the fulfilment of these requirements. They are a set of 58 standards compiled into 10 Eurocodes and provide the basis for the analysis and design of structures and the constitutive materials. Complying with Eurocodes makes it possible to declare the conformity of structures and construction products and to apply the Conformité Européenne (CE) marking to them (a requirement for many products, including most construction products, marketed within the European Union). Thus, Eurocodes constitute a set of standards of structural design, consistent in principle, which facilitates free distribution of products and services in the construction sector within the European Union.

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