EUROCODE 2: basics and backgrounds

CPI-series on International standards and specifications, Part 2/3

The international concrete industry currently experiences a time of major changes in codes and specifications and the general trend follows an internationalization of standards for concrete structures. In a series of 3 consecutive papers, CPI discusses these developments. Part 2 discusses general issues concerning the new Eurocode 2, including new rules for material specification, concrete durability, and structural design. Part 3, to be published in CPI 5/07, will discuss the fib model code.

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