Category Archives: Eurocodes


New title on Fire Engineering

Title: Structural fire engineering
Author: Lennon, Tom
Call number: TH1065 S927s
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Structural Fire Engineering provides comprehensive and practical design guidance on the application of structural fire engineering to specialist structural engineers. The chapters provide an insight into the explanation of the structural fire engineering design process, its position within the regulatory system and guidance on the selection of appropriate partial factors for the fire limit state for variations in material properties and loading. The book places structural fire engineering design procedures within a context and framework which will be familiar to many readers. The information on standard methods of test and assessment and their function within the regulatory framework provides a broader perspective to the design standards.

Structural Fire Engineering:

  • 1. provides a unique approach to practical design guidance
  • 2. highlights the Eurocode standards in the context of fire engineering design and conformity to the requirements of the regulations
  • 3. demonstrates the options for design through several worked examples
  • 4. incorporates over 80 illustrations to complement the text
  • 5. provides guidance on the UK National Annexes for Eurocodes

Structural Fire Engineering is invaluable reading for practising structural engineers, fire safety engineers, structural fire engineers, students and those who teach advanced fire design. [As taken from cover]

New title on Prestressed Concrete Design

Title: Prestressed concrete design to eurocodes
Author: Bhatt, P.
Call number: TA683.9.B575
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Ordinary concrete is strong in compression but weak in tension. Even reinforced concrete, where steel bars are used to take up the tension that the concrete cannot resist, is prone to cracking and corrosion under low loads. Prestressed concrete is highly resistant to stress, and is used as a building material for bridges, tanks, shell roofs, floors, buildings, containment vessels for nuclear power plants and offshore oil platforms. With a wide range of benefits such as crack control, low rates of corrosion, thinner slabs, fewer joints and increased span length; prestressed concrete is a stronger, safer, more economical and more sustainable building material. The introduction of the Eurocodes has necessitated a new approach to the design of prestressed concrete structures and this book provides a comprehensive practical guide for professionals through each stage of the design process. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of design 

  • -Fully consistent with Eurocode 2, and the associated parts of Eurocodes 1 and 8
  • -Examples of challenges often encountered in professional practice worked through in full
  • -Detailed coverage of post-tensioned structures
  • -Extensive coverage of design of flat slabs using the finite element method
  • -Examples of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned bridge design
  • -An introduction to earthquake resistant design using EC 8

Examining the design of whole structures as well as the design of sections through many fully worked numerical examples which allow the reader to follow each step of the design calculations, this book will be of great interest to practising engineers who need to become more familiar with the use of the Eurocodes for the design of prestressed concrete structures. It will also be of value to university students with an interest in the practical design of whole structures. [As taken from cover]

Designing with Eurocodes

The Eurocodes is a common set of technical rules for the design of building and civil engineering works for European Union (EU) member states. Every member states will adopt and translate the base Eurocodes into their national language, e.g., for UK it would be BS EN 199X-Y-Y. Local differences within each member states will be taken care of through their respective National Annex (NA), i.e. NA to BS EN 199X.

You can try the following websites for more information about Eurocodes:


BSI has come up with a BSI Structural Eurocodes Companion (click to download the PDF). This companion is available free and is written by leading industry experts from the world of standards and further afield. It delivers practical and timely advice on how the new codes will work and how they might benefit construction professionals.

The Eurocode suite of codes
The Structural Eurocodes consist of 10 standards in 58 parts. They are:

Eurocode Title No of parts
EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of structural design the head code
EN 1991 Eurocode 1: Actions on structures 10
EN 1992 Eurocode 2: Actions on structures 4
EN 1993 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures 20
EN 1994 Eurocode 4: Design of composite structures 3
EN 1995 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures 3
EN 1996 Eurocode 6: Design of masonry structures 4
EN 1997 Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design 2
EN 1998 Eurocode 8: Design for earthquake resistance 6
EN 1999 Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium stuctures 5


Eurocodes are available at NTU Library through searching our subscribed database, British Standards Online (BSOL). The steps are:

ScreenHunter_04 Nov. 03 08.56 1. Go to Library Homepage
2. Click on “Databases”
3. You will see the Alphabetical List. Select “B” and look for “British Standards Online” (BSOL).
4. After clicking BSOL you will see the “Terms & Conditions of Use” page. For remote access, user will authenicate either as staff or student\XXXXX followed by your password.
ScreenHunter_09 Nov. 03 09.38 5. Enter the Standard Number. To search for a Eurocode, e.g. Eurocode 7, enter with inverted comma, “en 1997” at the search box. You will receive many results if you just enter the number, 1997.
6. Three results were received for “en 1997” Note: Eurocode 7 has 2 parts and one National Annex (NA).
7. Click “Open Document” to either open or download the document (pdf).
 8. Please log-out after you have finished your search. Note: only 3 concurrent users.
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  Title:   Structural elements design manual : working with Eurocodes
Author:   Draycott, Trevor.
Call number:   TA658.D768 2009
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This book is the structural engineer’s ‘companion volume’ to the four Eurocodes on the structural use of timber, concrete, masonry and steelwork. For the student at higher technician or first degree level it provides a single source of information on the behaviour and practical design of the main elements of the building structure. With plenty of worked examples and diagrams, it is a useful textbook not only for students of structural and civil engineering but also for those on courses in related subjects such as architecture, building and surveying whose studies include the design of structural elements. [As taken from book cover]


Title:  PP 1990: 2007
Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design
Publisher:  British Standards Institute
Call number:  QC100.B862 PP1990 2007
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PP 1990 is a user-friendly guide which introduces the principals of Structural Eurocodes to students of civil engineering, structural engineering and structural design.�

This revised edition of PP 1990 includes updated extracts from nine of the ten published Eurocodes†. Each extract is accompanied with commentary and worked examples written by experts from industry and UK universities. This second edition also has the benefit of featuring extracts and explanatory text on the relevant published UK National Annexes which supply information on any nationally determined parameters referred to in the Eurocode text.

It is important for students to be aware of the Structural Eurocode series. The series details common design principals and rules for the design of structures and component products, and describes a common series of methods for calculating the structural strength of elements used in construction. From 2010 this set of unified international codes of practice will replace national codes in the European Community. They are already mandatory for European public works and are set to become the benchmark standard for the private sector, throughout Europe and Worldwide. [As taken from BSi webpage]


Title:  Decoding Eurocode 7
Author:  Bond, Andrew
Call number:  TA705.4.E85B711
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“Decoding Eurocode 7” provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7 Parts 1 and 2 and an overview of the associated European and International standards. Information scattered around the Eurocodes is collected into summary tables and diagrams. Extensive, fully annotated worked examples demonstrate how to apply Eurocode 7 to practical design situations. Flow diagrams explain how reliability is introduced into design and mind maps gather related information in a coherent framework.The coverage includes: the Structural Eurocodes; Basis of structural design and general rules for geotechnical design; Ground investigation, testing, and characterization; Verification of strength, stability, and serviceability; Design of slopes and embankments, footings, gravity walls, embedded walls, piles, and anchorages; Execution of geotechnical works; and, Geotechnical reports. Written by authors who specialize in lecturing on the subject, “Decoding Eurocode 7” explains the key Principles and Application Rules of Eurocode 7 in a logical and simple manner. Invaluable for practitioners, as well as for high-level students and researchers working in geotechnical fields, it shows how to apply the Eurocode to real designs. [As taken from]


Titles: Steel Building Design:
P361: Introduction to the Eurocodes;
P362: Concise Eurocodes;
P363: Design Data;
P364: Worked Examples – Open Sections;
P365: Medium rise braced frames;
P374: Worked Examples – Hollow Sections
P387: Worked Examples for Students;
Author:  The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
Location: Lee Wee Nam Library, Level 2

Searching for SCI publications:
You can use our Library Catalogue to search for SCI publications that are available at our library, in particular, on Eurocode titles.

At the Search Box, just type: “steel construction institute” under “Author“.

  Title:  Designers’ guide to Eurocode 1 : actions on buildings : EN1991-1-1 and -1-3 to -1-7
Author:   Gulvanessian, H.
Call number:   TA658.2.G973
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The part of Eurocode 1 covered by this guide, EN 1991-1, addresses the general actions on building and civil engineering structures. This Designers’ Guide looks specifically at actions on buildings, including full explanation, commentary, examples and direction to the National Annex documents on each of the following sub-parts of the code:

1-1: Densities, self-weight and imposed loads
1-3: Snow loads
1-4: Wind actions
1-5: Thermal actions
1-6: Actions during execution
1-7: Accidental actions

Note: More titles on “Designers’ guide to Eurocode published by Thomas Telford are available at NTU Library. You can locate them by searching our Library Catalogue. Some examples of the titles available:

(i) Designers’ guide to EN 1993-2 : Eurocode 3: design of steel structures. Part 2, Steel bridges;
(ii) Designers’ guide to EN 1991-1-4 : Eurocode 1: actions on structures, general actions : part 1-4 : wind actions;