Current status and option for simplification

National application rules of EC 2 and EN 206 compared across Europe

The publication of Eurocode 2 (EC2) in 2011 and its implementation as technical building regulation 1 July 2012 marked an important step in the application of design formats that are harmonized across Europe. The instrument of the National Annex to the Eurocode was used for the transfer from the German standard to EC2 in order to keep the differences to DIN 1045-1 as small as possible. In the course of the current revision of the design standard, the comparison of the various National Annexes in the CEN member states (CEN-MS) should drive forward the harmonization process across Europe without...

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Issue 2014-02 Eurocode 2 or DIN 4102-4?

Structural fire design of precast concrete elements –

Structural fire design of concrete elements shall be done according to DIN EN 1992-1-2 (Eurocode 2 part 1-2) [1] and DIN 4102-4 [2] in Germany. In annex 2.3/5 of the technical construction regulations...

Issue 2014-02 Simplified calculation method

The new EC6 European masonry code –

Compared to the DIN 1053-1:1996 and DIN 1053-100:2007 masonry standards, DIN EN 1996-3:2010 [1] contains significant improvements and simplifications in conjunction with the National Annex [2]...


Position 02/2017

In cooperation with the below-mentioned German associations, BFT International is publishing in this section the position adopted by these organizations on a current issue related to the German or...

Issue 2020-02 New National Annex to DIN EN 1998-1

New approaches to seismic design and implications for precast concrete structures

The April 2005 version of DIN 4149 continues to be the officially applicable German standard for load assumptions and the design and execution of buildings for earthquake resistance. Although the...

Issue 2021-02

New edition of DAfStb-Heft 600, Part 1 (Buildings) – extended contents and new provisions: overview

The revised second edition of Heft 600 was published in November 2020. It provides updated commentaries to the content of DIN EN 1992-1-1, with National Annex DIN EN 1992-1-1/NA as well as...