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Building Codes and Standards European Union (EU)

  • CEN - European Commitee for Standardization - works in conjunction with other organizations, in particular, it has an agreement for technical cooperation (the Vienna Agreement) with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO, prepares common European design rules, Eurocodes (EC), following order vouchers (mandates) from European Community which in due course will replace the corresponding national rules, assumes that every member country issues a national Application Document (NAD), which will contain: - national values of the boxed numbers which every nation may choose, - references to standards, - possible changes, additions and alternatives, - comments and explanations.
  • The EN Eurocodes - series of 10 European standards, EN 1990 - EN 1999, providing common approach for design of buildings, other civil engineering works
  • EN Eurocodes - use of EN Eurocodes outside EU-EFTA, worldwide interest in Eurocodes
  • Eurocodes - European Commission's science, knowledge service