Concrete structures and their design.
Decree-Law updating the provisions relating to the production and control of hydraulic binder concrete and the construction of concrete structures
This Decree-Law updates Portuguese legislation on the production and control of hydraulic binder concrete and the construction of concrete structures, with two standards becoming enshrined in law, NP EN 206 and NP EN 13670.
This Decree-Law repeals the previous Decree-Law on this matter (Decree-Law No. 301/2007 of 23 August) which referred to two standards, now replaced by NP EN 206 and NP EN 13670.
This Decree-Law also includes, in relation to the previous decree, some amendments which have been considered relevant, in particular as regards the requirements which are now imposed upon producers of concrete to be used in works belonging to implementing class 2, the detailed relevant information on the execution of the works, the clarification of powers with regard to the monitoring of compliance with this legislation and defining the system of administrative penalties.
Key words: Specification, production and control of the conformity of concrete; Execution of concrete structures or structural elements; Design of concrete structures.