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Manual for the design of reinforced concrete building structures to EC2 (Institution of Structural Engineers)

The Eurocode for the Design of Concrete Structures (EC2) is likely to be published as a Euronorm (EN) in the next few years. The prestandard (ENV) for EC2 has now been available since 1992. To facilitate its familiarisation the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers decided to prepare a Manual. This Manual follows in the footsteps of influential guides published by the Institution of Structural Engineers and uses the format of the green book (Manual for BS 8110). As with the green book the scope of the Manual covers the majority of concrete building structures and has now been extended to cover slender columns and prestressed concrete. An appendix for the structural design of foundations using limit state philosophy (as foreseen by ENV EC7), has also been included. It is hoped that this extended scope will be welcomed by practitioners. It is a helping hand not a substitute for the greater range in EC2. The mandate to our Task Group was to produce a Manual, the results of which would comply with ENV EC2 and the UK National Application Document (NAD) – these are explained in Section 1 of the Manual. This latter requirement imposed certain constraints. Thus we had to use the UK boxed values (see section 1), refer to BS loading codes and use BS 8110 for fire design. During the drafting period, further ENV standards have been published, in particular for loading (EC1) and for fire design (EC2, Part 1.2). The designer can use this Manual in conjunction with these standards, but it should

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