BS EN 1991, Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures provides information and guidance on all the actions that it's usually necessary to consider in the design of buildings and civil engineering structures.
Along with BS EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of structural design, Eurocode 1 is one of the two underpinning Eurocodes that needs to be used for every design – in addition to Eurocodes 2 to 9 as appropriate.
This programme provides an overview of Eurocode1.
About the contributor
Prof Haig Gulvanessian is a former construction division director of BRE, visiting professor at Imperial College, chairman of the EN 1990 and former chairman of the EN 1991 drafting committees. He is also chairman of the Eurocodes Expert advisory group.
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Revisions to BS 5266 have been made to better align the document with national and European standards and to reflect the fact that, in some scenarios, such as hospitals or care homes, occupants may need to remain on the premises in safety.