PD 6697:2019 Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2

PD 6697:2019 - TC

Tracked Changes. Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2

Status : Current   Published : July 2019


What is a tracked changes standard? 

A tracked changes version of a Standard indicates the changes made, during the standards revision process, between the active standard and its previous version. Additions, deletions, and other formatting and/or content revisions are clearly displayed as underlined and strikethrough texts, ensuring all changes made between the two documents are quickly and easily identified.

What is this published document about?

It supplies information on the design, durability and use of masonry which was previously found in two, now-withdrawn, British Standards. This useful information wasn’t transferred into the Eurocodes which replaced the BSs, so it now appears in this published document as an adjunct to the Eurocodes.

Who is this published document for?

  • Structural engineers and structural engineering practices
  • Civil engineers and civil engineering practices
  • Large contractors
  • Manufacturers of masonry products 

 Why should you use this published document?

It contains non-contradictory complementary information to accompany BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2 on the design, durability and use of masonry.

It includes information formerly found in two British Standards, BS 5628-1 and BS 5628-2, used by the UK industry because they contained useful design guidance and support for design methods. There are also significant differences in the Eurocodes’ approach to design for unreinforced masonry.

In addition, until PD 6697 was first published in 2010, there was a lack of UK-oriented supporting information. For example, design charts used for the characteristic compressive strength of the masonry are not used in Europe, and the Eurocodes use normalized strength.

PD 6697 is the only document of its kind in the sector that is relevant to the UK market.

What’s changed since the last update?

This document replaces the 2010 version. It updates important UK-specific design methods and information. For example, it’s now common practice to use wider cavities in cavity walls and this required changes to the information on the capacity of wall ties.

Standard NumberPD 6697:2019 - TC
TitleTracked Changes. Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2
Publication Date25 July 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 8000-16, BS EN 771-2, BS EN 771-1:2003, BS EN 1652:1998, BS EN 490, BS EN 1052-1, BS EN 988, BS 5617, BS EN 485-2, BS EN 771-6, BS 5642-1, BS 5642-2, BS 7457, BS 8000-3, BS EN 934-3, BS EN 942, BS 5896, BS 6213, BS 5440-1, BS 1186-2, BS 7456, BS 1186-3, BS 6510, BS EN 771-5, BS 5618, BS EN 515, BS 4486, BS EN 206, BS EN 1304, BS EN 845-2, BS EN 1052-4, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 485-1, BS EN 998-2, BS 8000-8, BS EN 459-1, BS EN 771-3, BS 493, BS 4729, BS EN 845-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 1172:1997, BS 5606:1990, NA to BS EN 1996-2:2006, BS 743:1970, BS 8104:1992, BS 8215, DD 86-3, BS 5628-2, BS EN 197-1, BS 6925, BS 6515, BS EN 12620, BS EN 1996-1-2, BS EN 13139, BS EN 1996-3, BS 5628-3
DescriptorsBuildings, Stone, Plastic analysis, Construction operations, Classification systems, Blockwork, Mortars, Lintels, Structural design, Wall ties, Construction materials, Reinforced materials, Design calculations, Structures, Strength of materials, Brickwork, Blocks (building), Loading, Walls, Design, Masonry work
File Size6.231 MB

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