Haig – What will this mean for the industry
HG Professor Haig Gulvanessian
HG It will mean increased opportunities. Let’s take an example. If a design company, for example, wanted to design a bit for a structure in Sweden, for example, they would have had to learn the Swedish code. In addition, for the British engineer, there may have been language difficulties. Now this does not arise. There’s one code for the whole of Europe so they use a code that is in their bookshelf except that they will have to use, in this particular case, what is called the Swedish National Annex, which is a short document which implements the Eurocode in a particular country.
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