Eurocode 5 and CE Marking
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The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using main construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminium and glass. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the European Construction Product Regulation and...
Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.
Thomas Martin, graduate structural engineer with Burroughs, believes Eurocode 5 will push the boundaries of what is possible in timber.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011