BS EN 1998-1:2004+A1:2013 - Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance. General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings – BSI British Standards

BS EN 1998-1:2004+A1:2013

Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance. General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings

Status : Current   Published : April 2005



What is BS EN 1998-1:2004?

BS EN 1998-1:2004 relates to the structural design of buildings, structures and civil engineering works in seismic regions. The standard looks at the basic performance requirements and compliance criteria that apply to these structural systems, as well as the rules for the representation of seismic actions. It also covers other aspects of design and safety measures for the base isolation of buildings, and sets the benchmark for structural materials, such as concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, timber and masonry.

How does it work?

BS EN 1998-1:2004 shares best practice rules to improve hazard prevention in buildings in earthquake zones. It first looks at the performance requirements and compliance criteria of these structures – defining design, foundations and a quality system plan. The standard then explains ground conditions, including subsoil, before looking at the characteristics of earthquake-resistant buildings. Other topics include the design concepts for various types of buildings and base isolation.

Who should buy it?

  • Civil engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Construction designers
  • Architects

What’s new?

BS EN 1998-1:2004 replaces DD ENV 1998-1-1:1996, DD ENV 1998-1-2:1996, DD ENV 1998-1-3:1996 which now are withdrawn.

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Standard NumberBS EN 1998-1:2004+A1:2013
TitleEurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance. General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings
Publication Date08 April 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1995-1-1, EN 1992-1-1, EN 1990, EN 1090-2, EN 1996-1-1, EN 1993-1-8, EN 1999, EN 1993-1-10, EN 1997-1, EN 1993-1-1, EN 1994-1-1, prEN 12512, ISO 1000
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesDD ENV 1998-1-3:1996, DD ENV 1998-1-2:1996, DD ENV 1998-1-1:1996
International RelationshipsEN 1998-1 Amd 1 (02/13)
Amended ByAmendment, May 2013; Corrigendum, January 2011
DescriptorsClassification systems, Seismology, Structural design, Earthquakes, Plastic analysis, Structural systems, Structures, Subsoil, Safety measures, Hazard prevention in buildings, Seismic intensity, Earthquake-resistant design, Mathematical calculations, Design calculations, Foundations, Construction systems, Earthquake zones
Title in FrenchEurocode 8. Calcul des structures pour leur résistance aux séismes. Règles générales, actions sismiques et règles pour les bâtiments
Title in GermanEurocode 8. Auslegung von Bauwerken gegen Erdbeben. Grundlagen, Erdbebeneinwirkungen und Regeln für Hochbauten
ISBN978 0 580 77499 7
File Size3.152 MB

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