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Title: EN 1992. Problems in its application and suggestions for improvement

Author(s): Pérez Caldentey, A.; Corres Peiretti, H.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 65

Issue: 272

Appears on pages(s): 113 - 122

Keywords: Code evolution; Shear; Cracking; CEN TC-250/SC2/WG1; Eurocode 2


Date: 1/3/2014

The Eurocodes, which are now the only valid structural code now in force in the majority of European countries, including France, Germany and the UK, and the idea, already under implementation, that the part dealing with structural design of the future Spanish Structural Code will be a literal copy of the Eurocodes, makes it evident that the Spanish engineering community must make an effort to obtain adequate training in the application of the Eurocodes and direct its energy at improving future versions of the Eurocodes, not at producing new national standards. In this paper some problems that have been detected in professional practice when applying Eurocode 2 to structural projects are described, as well as proposing some improvements to the current text. These suggestions for improvement have been transmitted through AENOR to Sub-Committee 2 of Technical Committee TC-250 of CEN. CEN (European Committee for Standardisation), is the European company charged, under mandate by the European Commission, with the review of the Eurocodes aimed at producing a new, easier-to-use and broader generation for the year 2020.

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