Eurocode 6:Design of Masonry Structures

Welcome to the Eurocode 6 web site where you will find resources to support masonry design and construction.

Eurocode 6 consists of four documents:

BS EN 1996-1-1: Rules for reinforced and unreinforced masonry 

BS EN 1996-1-2: Structural fire design

BS EN 1996-2: Selection and execution of masonry

BS EN 1996-3: Simplified calculation methods for unreinforced masonry structures

BS 5628 was withdrawn by BSI on the 31st March 2010 along with a number of other British Standards which conflict with the Eurocodes.

PD 6697 Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2.




June 2019 ISE about to publish An overview of specifying and detailing masonry construction to support the use of the EC6 manual published in November 2019.

June 2019 Draft revision of EN 1996-1-1 expected for national comment in August 2019.

IIMS Postgraduate student awards 2019 Deadline for submission midnight 1st December 2019.




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