The introduction of European standards to UK construction is a signiﬁcant event. The ten design standards, knownas the Eurocodes, will affect all design and construction activities as current British Standards for design are dueto be withdrawn in 2010 at the latest. BS 8110, however, has an earlier withdrawal date of March 2008. The aimof this publication is to make the transition to
Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures
as easy as possible bydrawing together in one place key information and commentary required for the design and detailing of typicalconcrete elements.The cement and concrete industry recognised that a substantial effort was required to ensure that the UK designprofession would be able to use Eurocode 2 quickly, effectively, efﬁciently and with conﬁdence. With supportfrom government, consultants and relevant industry bodies, the Concrete Industry Eurocode 2 Group (CIEG)was formed in 1999 and this Group has provided the guidance for a co-ordinated and collaborative approach tothe introduction of Eurocode 2. Part of the output of the CIEG project was the technical content for 7 of the 11chapters in this publication. The remaining chapters have been developed by The Concrete Centre.
The content of Chapters 1 and 3 to 8 were produced as part of the project Eurocode 2: transition from UK toEuropean concrete design standards. This project was part funded by the DTI under the Partners in Innovationscheme. The lead partner was British Cement Association. The work was carried out under the guidance of theConcrete Industry Eurocode 2 Group and overseen by a Steering Group of the CIEG (members are listed on insideback cover).Particular thanks are due to Robin Whittle, technical editor to the CEN/TC 250/SC2 committee (the committeeresponsible for structural Eurocodes), who has reviewed and commented on the contents. Thanks are also due to John Kelly and Chris Clear who have contributed to individual chapters.Gillian Bond, Issy Harvey, Kevin Smith and the designers at Media and Design Associates and Michael Burbridge Ltdhave also made essential contributions to the production of this publication.
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