Eurocode 5: the supply chain perspective

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Senior structural engineer, TRADA Technology Ltd, Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe urges timber and wood suppliers to consider CE marking or third-party certification to take advantage of the way Eurocode 5 has changed the approach to designing in timber.

The key aim of the Eurocodes has been to create a common understanding regarding the design of structures among construction professionals. This in turn was to lead to common design criteria and methods of meeting mandatory regulatory requirements. But the Eurocodes are also part of the drive to harmonise technical specifications and to eliminate technical obstacles to trade between EU member states, which opens up opportunities for timber suppliers prepared to do their homework.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011

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