The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 12 > Codes of Practice - a Statement of Institution Policy
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Codes of Practice - a Statement of Institution Policy

Structural Codes of Practice and their supporting standards have been used by structural engineers in the design and specification of structures for many years. The Codes have evolved and become more comprehensive over the years in response to developments in technology. Important stages in the evolution of UK Codes were reached when the original premissible stress Codes-CP 114, CP 115, CP 116, BS 153, and BS 449-were issued and more recently with the issue of the successor limit state Codes, CP 110 and BS 5950. The evolution of UK Codes towards a limit state basis reflects a worldwide trend. It has been accompanied by much debate in the UK among structural engineers, many of whom have expressed concern about the ease of use of the new documents for everyday structural design.

Keywords: codes of practice;europe;united kingdom