19-12-2016 A public call for tenderers to draft the 2nd generation of Structural Eurocodes (EN 1990 – EN 1999) is now open for submissions. The call covers Phase 2 of the planned work programme and invites leading experts to submit proposals to participate in the 22 Project Teams being formed.
Phase 2 is part of a six year phased programme of work, supported by the European Commission, for the development of the 2nd generation of European standards for structural and geotechnical design. Phase 1 of the work programme commenced in 2015.
The new Standards are expected to be published in the early 2020s and will embrace new technologies and market needs, extending the scope of the existing Structural Eurocodes. Working under the direction of the CEN Technical Committee responsible for these Standards, called CEN/TC 250 ‘Structural Eurocodes’, funded Project Teams will undertake the core drafting work. The tender process is being coordinated by NEN, the Netherlands Standardization Institute, working in conjunction with CEN, the European Committee for Standardization and BSI, the British Standards Institution, which holds the secretariat for CEN/TC 250.
Commenting on the launch of the call for experts for Phase 2, the Chairman of CEN/TC 250, Professor Steve Denton FREng, said:
‘The publication of the first generation of Structural Eurocodes was a huge achievement representing the culmination of 30 years of collaborative effort. The launch of this call marks the second key milestone in our work to ensure these Standards remain fully up to date and globally respected. Through this public call, we continue our important endeavor to produce safe, economic and globally applicable structural and geotechnical design codes of the highest quality, placing designers at the heart of our work and with a major focus being on enhancing the ease of use of the Standards.'
The online submission web form link and further details can be found on the NEN (www.nen.nl/eurocodes2020) and CEN websites. The deadline for submission of proposals to participate in the work is 6 February 2017, 5.00pm Central European Time (GMT+1).
For more information about Eurocodes, please contact Mark Lurvink, consultant Materials and Construction Products, by telephone +31 (0)15 2 690 144, or e-mail M515Eurocodesphase2@nen.nl.