Title: State of EUROCODE 8 implementation in the European Union
Authors: ATHANASOPOULOU ADAMANTIADIMOVA SILVIAFUCHS MANFREDRAPOSO DE M. DO N. E S. DE SOTTO MAYOR MARIA LUISAPINTO VIEIRA ARTURNIKOLOVA BORISLAVAIANNACCONE SONIA
Publisher: 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC109897
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC109897
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The implementation of the Eurocodes in EU Member States, including the preparation and publication of national Parts, the adoption of the national provisions and the withdrawal of the conflicting national standards was expected to be fully completed in 2012. The paper presents the results of the enquiry on the state of implementation of Eurocode 8 in the EU Member States and Norway, which was performed by the European Commission in 2014-2015. The results of the analysis have shown that the implementation of Eurocode 8 is mainly affected by two facts: (i) the existing approach in the national implementation of the Eurocodes, either as voluntary National Standards or via a Regulatory Framework; (ii) the seismicity of the country and the necessity for publication of the National Annex on Eurocode 8. The preliminary results on the acceptance of the recommended values of the Nationally Determined Parameters (NDPs) show that in almost three out of four cases the recommended values were accepted for the EN 1998 Parts thus allowing further harmonization of the national implementation of Eurocode 8 and reduction of the number of NDPs.
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