EN 1996-1-2:2005

Eurocode 6 - Design of masonry structures - Part 1-2: General rules - Structural fire design

Publication date:   Oct 21, 2005

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60.60 Standard published   May 25, 2005


CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes

European Norm

13.220.50   Fire-resistance of building materials and elements | 91.010.30   Technical aspects | 91.080.30   Masonry



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(1)P This Part 1-2 of EN 1996 deals with the design of masonry structures for the accidental situation of fire exposure, and is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1996-1-1, EN 1996-2, 1996-3 and EN 1991-1-2. This part 1-2 only identifies differences from, or supplements to, normal temperature design.
(2)P This Part 1-2 deals only with passive methods of fire protection. Active methods are not covered.
(3)P This Part 1-2 applies to masonry structures which, for reasons of general fire safety, are required to fulfil certain functions when exposed to fire, in terms of:
- avoiding premature collapse of the structure (load bearing function)
- limiting fire spread (flames, hot gases, excessive heat) beyond designated areas (separating function)
(4)P This Part 1-2 gives principles and application rules for designing structures for specified requirements in respect of the aforementioned functions and levels of performance.
(5)P This Part 1-2 applies to structures, or parts of structures, that are within the scope of EN 1996-1-1, EN 1996-2 and EN 1996-3 and are designed accordingly.
(6)P This Part 1-2 does not cover masonry built with Natural Stone units to EN771-6
(7)P This Part 1-2 deals with the following:
- non-loadbearing internal walls.
- non-loadbearing external walls.
- loadbearing internal walls with separating or non-separating functions.
- loadbearing external walls with separating or non-separating functions.

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