Over deze norm
Eurocode 5 applies to the design of timber stuctures - i.e., structures made of timber (solid timber, sawn, planed or in pole form, and glued laminated timber) or wood-based panels jointed together with adhesives or mechanical fasteners. Eurocode 5 is only concerned with the requirements for mechanical resistance, serviceability and durability of structures. Other requirements, e.g. concerning thermal or sound insulation, are not considered. Part 1-1 of Eurocode 5 gives a general basis for the design of buildings and civil engineering works. In addition, Part 1-1 gives detailed rules which are mainly applicable to ordinary structures. The applicability of these rules may be limited for practical reasons or due to simplifications; their use and any limits of applicability are explained in the text where necessary.