The next generation of Eurocodes are at the final stages of technical development. This has been a long and arduous task which began several years ago, and despite approaching technical finalisation it will still be several years until new versions of the Eurocodes are published. There is currently a final opportunity to submit public comments on several parts of Eurocode 3 “Design of steel structures” as listed below.
- BS EN 1993-1-2 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. – Part 1-2: General rules – Structural fire design
- BS EN 1993-1-3 Eurocode 3 – Design of steel structures. – Part 1-3: General rules – Supplementary rules for cold-formed members and sheeting
- BS EN 1993-1-5 Eurocode 3 – Design of steel structures. – Part 1-5: Plated structural elements
- EN 1993-1-13 Eurocode 3 – Design of steel structures – Part 1-13: Rules for beams with large web openings
The draft standards and a comments form can be obtained from the BSi website. For Part 1-3: Supplementary rules for cold-formed members and sheeting, comments can be sent directly to BSi following this link or you can send comments to SCI via Andrew Way.
The deadline for comments to be submitted to BSi is 24/05/2022.
Other parts of Eurocode 3 e.g. Part 1.1 ‘General rules and rules for buildings’ and Part 1.8 ‘Design of joints’ are further ahead in the process and have already been through this process. All three parts of Eurocode 4 are moving forward in parallel, and having (almost) completed technical development are currently going through what is primarily an editorial stage to ensure their format is correct and consistent with other Eurocodes.
As the different codes are finalised SCI will be publishing regular updates on individual rules to highlight things that have changed and, where we are aware, help designers to understand why? In due course we will be offering tools to help with the implementation of these rules.