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NA to SS EN 1998-1 : 2013

(ICS 91.120.25)

SINGAPORE STANDARD

Singapore National Annex to Eurocode 8 :


Design of structures for earthquake
resistance
Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules
for buildings

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NA to SS EN 1998-1 : 2013
(ICS 91.120.25)

SINGAPORE STANDARD

Singapore National Annex to Eurocode 8 : Design


of structures for earthquake resistance
Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings

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This S ingapore Standard was appr oved b y t he B uilding and C onstruction Standards C ommittee on
behalf of the Singapore Standards Council on 8 February 2013.
First published, 2013
The Building and Construction Standards Committee appointed by the Standards Council consists of
the following members:
Name
Chairman

Capacity

: Mr Goh Peng Thong

Member, Standards Council

1 Dy Chairman : Mr Lee Chuan Seng

Member, Standards Council

st

nd

Dy Chairman : Mr Tan Tian Chong

Member, Standards Council

Secretary

: Ms Lee Hiok Hoong

SPRING Singapore

Members

: Mr Boo Geok Kwang


Er. Chan Ewe Jin
Mr Chan Kok Way
Er. Chee Kheng Chye

Singapore Civil Defence Force


Institution of Engineers, Singapore
Individual Capacity
Housing & Development Board

Mr Chng Chee Beow


Mr Paul Fok
Mr Anselm Gonsalves
Mr Desmond Hill
Er. Ismadi Mohd
Mr Benedict Lee Khee Chong
Ms Andris Leong
Assoc Prof Leong Eng Choon
Dr Lim Lan Yuan
Er. Lim Peng Hong
Mr Larry Ng Lye Hock
Assoc Prof Gary Ong Khim Chye
Mr Davis Ong Wee Choon
Dr Tam Chat Tim
Er. Tang Pei Luen
Mr Teoh Wooi Sin

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Real Estate Developers Association of


Singapore
Land Transport Authority
National Environment Agency
Singapore Contractors Association Limited
Ministry of Manpower
Singapore Institute of Architects
Building and Construction Authority
Nanyang Technological University
Association of Property and Facility
Managers
Association of Consulting Engineers,
Singapore
Urban Redevelopment Authority
National University of Singapore
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
Individual Capacity
JTC Corporation
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and
Valuers

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The Technical C ommittee on B uilding Structure an d S ub-structure ap pointed b y t he B uilding an d
Construction S tandards Committee and r esponsible f or t he pr eparation of t his standard c onsists of
representatives from the following organisations:
Name

Capacity

Chairman

Er. Lim Peng Hong

Member, Building and Construction


Standards Committee

Co-Chairman

Er. Chew Keat Chuan

Building and Construction Authority

Secretary

Ms Lee Hiok Hoong

SPRING Singapore

Members

Mr Pheilip Bay

Mr Sze Thiam Siong


Dr Tam Chat Tim
Dr Tan Guan
Prof Tan Kiang Hwee
Dr Tan Teng Hooi
Er. Tang Pei Luen
Assoc Prof Susanto Teng

Ready-Mixed Concrete Association of


Singapore
Institution of Engineers, Singapore
Singapore Contractors Association Limited
Singapore Structural Steel Society
Housing & Development Board
Land Transport Authority
Singapore Concrete Institute
Association of Consulting Engineers
Singapore
Setsco Services Pte Ltd
Individual Capacity
Individual Capacity
National University of Singapore
Individual Capacity
JTC Corporation
Nanyang Technological University

Prof Richard Liew Jat Yuen

National University of Singapore

Er. Chan Ewe Jin


Mr Chua Sey Kok
Mr Ho Wan Boon
Er. Kwong Sin Keong
Mdm Neo Bian Hong
Assoc Prof Gary Ong Khim Chye
Er. Sivakumaran Murugesu

Co-opted
Member

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Contents

Page

National Foreword

CLAUSES
NA.1

Scope

NA.2

Nationally determined parameters

NA.3

Decisions on the status of informative annexes

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NA.4

References to non-contradictory complementary information

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ANNEX
NA.ZA Ground type

17

Bibliography

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National Foreword
This N ational A nnex was prepared b y t he T echnical C ommittee on B uilding S tructure and Substructure under the purview of the Building and Construction Standards Committee.
This standard is based on the UK National Annex (NA to BS EN 1998-1:2004) to Eurocode 8 : Design
of structures f or ear thquake r esistance Part 1 : General r ules, s eismic ac tions and r ules f or
buildings and is implemented with the permission of the British Standards Publishing Ltd.
Acknowledgement is made to BSI for the use of information from the above publication.
This Singapore NA contains information on those parameters which are left open in SS EN 1998-1 for
national c hoice, k nown as nat ionally d etermined par ameters. The S ingapore N A i s t o b e r ead in
conjunction w ith t he SS E N 1998-1 : 20 04 to Eurocode 8 : Design of s tructures f or ear thquake
resistance Part 1 : General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings. Reference can be made
to other parts of BS EN 1998 where applicable.
At t he t ime of publ ication, this s tandard i s ex pected t o be us ed as a r eference in t he B uilding an d
Construction Authoritys Approved Document Acceptable Solutions.
Acknowledgement is made to the contributions of the Experts Prof Pan Tso-Chien, Prof T Balendra,
Dr Jack Pappin, Dr Juneid Qureshi, Mr K Thanabal, Mr Lung Hian Hao and Mr Ng Man Hon who have
contributed in one way or another to the Singapore NA.
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this Singapore Standard may be the
subject of patent rights. SPRING Singapore shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all of
such patent rights.

NOTE
1.

Singapore Standards are subject to periodic review to keep abreast of technological changes and new
technical developments. The changes in Singapore Standards are documented through the issue of either
amendments or revisions.

2.

Compliance with a Singapore Standard does not exempt users from legal obligations.

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Singapore National Annex to SS EN 1998-1 : 2013 Eurocode 8 :


Design of structures for earthquake resistance Part 1: General
rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings
NA.1 Scope
This National Annex gives:
a)

the Singapore decisions for the Nationally Determined Parameters described in the following
subclauses of SS EN 1998-1 : 2013:

2.1(1)P

5.2.2.2(10)

7.7.2(4)

2.1(1)P

5.2.4(1),(3)

8.3(1)

3.1.1(4)

5.4.3.5.2(1)

9.2.1(1)

3.1.2(1)

5.8.2(3)

9.2.2(1)

3.2.1(1),(2),(3)

5.8.2(4)

9.2.3(1)

3.2.1(4)

5.8.2(5)

9.2.4(1)

3.2.1(5)

5.11.1.3.2(3)

9.3(2)

3.2.2.1(4)

5.11.1.4

9.3(2)

3.2.2.2(1)P

5.11.1.5(2)

9.3(3)

3.2.2.3(1)P

5.11.3.4(7)e)

9.3(4), Table 9.1

3.2.2.5(4)P

6.1.2(1)

9.3(4), Table 9.1

4.2.3.2(8)

6.1.3(1)

9.5.1(5)

4.2.4(2)P

6.2(3)

9.6(3)

4.2.5(5)P

6.2(7)

9.7.2(1)

4.3.3.1(4)

6.5.5(7)

9.7.2(2)b)

4.3.3.1(8)

6.7.4(2)

9.7.2(2)c)

4.4.2.5(2)

7.1.2(1)

9.7.2(5)

4.4.3.2(2)

7.1.3(1),(3)

10.3(2)P

5.2.1(5)

7.1.3(4)

b)

the Singapore decisions on the status of SS EN 1998-1 : 2013 informative annexes; and

c)

references to non-contradictory complementary information.

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