The structural Eurocodes are produced by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), its members being the national standards bodies of the EU and EFTA countries, e.g. BSI (British Standards Institute) in the UK. The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Union (EU) for structural design. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the Construction Products Directive (CPD) and national building regulations.
This unit described the origins and the purpose of the Eurocodes system of structural standards and outlined key points about the Eurocodes system, such as the use of National Annexes and non-contradictory complimentary information. Currently published Eurocodes were listed and the importance of the BS EN 1990: Eurocode. The head key code was also explained.