Institute for Standardization of Montenegro

Eurocodes

Eurocodes are European standards (EN 1990 - EN 1999) intended for buildings’ and engineering structures’ design as well as for other works and products in the construction industry. They imply the presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Directive.

Eurocodes are design rules that differ only in the part of the national annexes, in which nationally parameters are defined. They also deal with all the predicted types of loads and their impacts on structures.

Eurocodes cover all major building materials (concrete, steel, wood, masonry and aluminum materials), all important areas of construction (basic design, load, fire protection, geotechnics, earthquake, etc.) and a large number of types and buildings constructions (buildings, bridges, masts, towers, silos, etc.). Determining the degree of security, including aspects of durability and economy of building structures, remains the responsibility of the country that implements Eurocodes through nationally determined parameters (NDP). Nationally determined parameters take into account differences in geographical, geological and climatic conditions (wind, snow, temperature and seismic maps). National determined parameters for Montenegro are defined in the national annexes individually for each part of Eurocode.

Each part of the Eurocode shall be applied together with the corresponding national annex.

The Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism passed a Decision on the mandatory application of Eurocodes through a set of Ordinances (Ordinance on technical requirements for: composite steel and concrete structures; masonry structures; wooden structures; steel structures; chimneys in buildings; concrete structures; aluminum structures) related to the Law on spatial planning and construction of facilities, which will enter into force on August 1, 2021.

Regulations in this area can be found at the link