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BS 5268 is a compendium of Codes covering the structural use of timber. It brings together design stresses, design methods, and some general guidance on the structural use of timber. It covers the major structural uses of timber, particularly in buildings, and can be used as the basis for design of all timber structural members such as floor and ceiling joists, wall panels, roofs, trussed rafters, and fabricated structural components, such as glued laminated structures and plybox beams. It also covers related information for design against fire and protection against fungal decay and insect attack. BS 5268 is being published in seven Parts: J.G. Sunley
I do not propose to go over the history of the Institution’s involvement with structural Codes-I briefly summarised this in my paper ‘Codes and standards in design and in regulation’ presented at the Institution’s Anniversary Conference in 1984. The Institution has been actively considering its present and future role, and efforts are being made to act on the conclusions that have been arrived at. Professor M.R. Horne
BS 8110 replaces CP 110: 1972. The fields of structural concrete covered by the two Codes are identical: reinforced and prestressed, in situ and precast. The BS reference is rather misleading and is to be regretted since BS 8110 is a Code of Practice and not a Standard. There are no major changes in principle from the earlier edition, but the text has largely been rewritten with alterations in the order and arrangement of topics. The redrafting and alterations have been made in the light of experience of the practical convenience of using CP 110: 1972. D.D. Matthews