British Standard Code Analysis

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Most of the structural design of buildings worldwide follows the codes of practice which are produced either through the experts in the country or through adoption of design codes from other countries. These codes of practice are document which drawn up by experienced engineers and a team of professionals as baseline or guideline for engineer in the general appraisal of the overall structural scheme, detailed analysis and design including the framework for addressing issues of safety and serviceability in structural engineering design (Nwofor, Sule, & Eme, 2015). Many improvements have been done to standard code of practices since more than thirty years ago due to changes in design and development. Standard that have been improved have been…show more content…
It is expected that in building structures there will be material cost savings of between 0 and 5% compared to using British Standard. Eurocodes now claimed to be the most technically advanced structural codes in the world and the design performance code has more advantages over British Standard. Due to these reasons, Malaysia also has decided to adopt Eurocode in line with the withdrawn of British Standard. However, still a lot of questions arise on the significant differences of Eurocode 2 to the British standard 8110. Besides that, in order to design structural elements many steps, formulas and calculations are needed based on codes of practice. Therefore, to ease the designing process, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets will be developed in order to carry out the design of structural elements. This spreadsheet can produce a design output faster than manual hand calculations. This final year project is focusing on the comparison of serviceability, limit state, bar anchorage and lap lengths of beam design according to British Standard 8110 and EC 2 using Microsoft Excel. A case study of a single storey reinforced concrete…show more content…
After that, descriptions of serviceability, limit state, bar anchorage, and lap lengths in structural analysis are explained. In this chapter will also discuss on reinforced concrete beam including comparisons design principle based on BS 8110 and EC2. At the end of this chapter briefly mention about the findings from previous studies which will focus on the parameters differences of serviceability, limit state, bar anchorage, and lap lengths based on BS 8110 and EC
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