Denmark takes an active part in the development of the Eurocodes. The work is conducted in the European Committee for Standardisation, CEN, of which Danish Standards is a member.
Since 2009, Eurocodes have been the basis of design in Denmark. Building authorities, construction product manufacturers and builders must therefore use this common basis. The Eurocodes are applied to strengthen the internal market within the field of construction.
Danish Standards has developed Danish 'easy-to-use' versions of the Eurocodes which include those parts of the system which make it possible to design most structures for daily uses.
Eurocodes are a series of 10 European Technical Standards
The Eurocodes comprises of the following standards generally consisting of a number of parts:
- Eurocode 0: Basis of structural design (EN 1990)
- Eurocode 1: Actions on structures (EN 1991)
- Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures (EN 1992)
- Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures (EN 1993)
- Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures (EN 1994)
- Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures (EN 1995)
- Eurocode 6: Design of masonry structures (EN 1996)
- Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design (EN 1997)
- Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance (EN 1998)
- Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures (EN 1999)
The Danish Eurocode contact point
The Danish Eurocode contact point is part of the EU Commission Eurocodes Helpdesk, which is operated by EU Joint Research Centre (JRC). This EU Eurocodes Helpdesk will support the further development of the Eurocodes through the capture of user feedback.
Here you can find a list of other EU countries who provide information on Eurocodes.