Manual for the design of building structures to Eurocode 1 and Basis of Structural Design
This Manual is one volume in a set of Eurocode Manuals published by the Institution of Structural Engineers and is unique in that it covers two Eurocodes, namely BS EN 1990 (referred to as EC0 in this Manual) and BS EN 1991 (referred to as EC1). It is hoped that the set of Manuals will form an invaluable tool for all practising engineers in the UK and further aἀeld and will assist in the transition towards adoption of the Eurocode suite in the UK.The aim of the Task Group in preparing this Manual was to produce a working version of EC0 and EC1 that would be of use to practising engineers for the design of the majority of “straightforward” buildings in the UK. The complexity of the source documents has made this an extremely difἀcult task and there have been long debates as to which material should be included in the main body of the Manual, which should be consigned to the Appendices, and which should be omitted altogether. We have strived to achieve the necessary balance but, inevitably, this is a subjective issue. There will undoubtedly be occasions when designers require access to the much wider scope of the source documents EC0 and EC1.