The current code regulations under which the steel and composite structures are analysed and designed in Europe are:

  • Actions on structures - Eurocode 1 (EC1)
    • Part 1-1: General actions - densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings
    • Part 1-2: General actions - Actions on structures exposed to fire
    • Part 1-3: General actions - Snow loads
    • Part 1-4: General actions - Wind actions
    • Part 1-5: General actions - Thermal actions
    • Part 1-6: General actions - Actions during execution
    • Part 1-7: General Actions - Accidental actions due to impact and explosions
    • Part    3: Actions induced by cranes and machinery


  • Design of structures for earthquake resistance - Eurocode 8 (EC8)
    • Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings
    • Part 6: Towers, masts and chimneys


  • Design of steel structures - Eurocode 3 (EC3)
    • Part   1-1: General rules and rules for buildings
    • Part   1-2: General rules for structural fire design
    • Part   1-3: General and supplementary rules for cold-formed members and sheeting
    • Part   1-5: Plated structural elements
    • Part   1-8: Design of joints
    • Part  1-10: Material toughness and through-thickness properties
    • Part  1-11: Design of structures with tension components
    • Part   3-1: Design of towers and masts


  • Design of composite steel and concrete structures - Eurocode 4 (EC4)
    • Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings


  • Geotechnical design - Eurocode 7 (EC7)
    • Part 1: General rules