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Eurocode (EC) no 3 provides rules and requirements for the design, fabrication, erection and testing of steel structures, such that they should not become unfit for the use for which they are required during the period of their intended life. EC 3 is concerned with civil engineering and related structures. The general requirements are stated and procedures are given for the design of components, assemblies and connections; they are valid only when the requirements on fabrication and erection given are complied with. This Eurocode does not cover the design of special structures such as nuclear power plants, offshore structures and dams. The implicit inclusion of a type of structure does not imply that all aspects of its design and construction are covered. EC 3 is composed of 2 parts + on one side the principles, defining the requirements and the specifications for the accomplishment of the requirements + and on the other side the application rules for the principles as non-exclusive examples + because other operational rules can be applied, if they meet the principles.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8849 EN, FR (1984) MF, 252 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1260, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123015600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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