Engineering design of masonry to comply with Part A Structural Safety can be achieved for simple common structures through published tables such as available in [BS 8103-2]. When outside the scope of these, design standards (see below) are used (although to comply with building regulations any standard or no standard at all can be used as long as sufficient justification of the solution can be demonstrated).
The design standard Eurocode 6, or BS EN 1996: Design of masonry structures applies to all building types and civil engineering works. BS 5628 was withdrawn by British Standards Institute in 2010. Eurocode 6 has four parts:
Visit the Eurocode 6 resources page for more information.
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