Guide to BS EN 206 – 1 & BS8500 ( The New Concrete Standards )

The UK Concrete Standard BS 5328 was withdrawn in December 2003. This guide, published by Tarmac, gives a very useful assessment of the impact of the changes to the previous Standard which is being replaced by two Standards, a European Standard (BS EN 206-1: Concrete – Part 1) and a complementary British one (BS 8500 Concrete).

The guide covers the following aspects:

  • Workability (now termed consistence), strength and air content
  • Density requirements for normal and heavy-weight concrete
  • Chloride classes
  • Changes in terminology and designations for concrete types
  • Sulphate and aggressive ground conditions
  • Conformity
  • Slump tests and classes

The reader is advised that both the European Standard and the complementary British Standard need to be used.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Tarmac Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Tarmac Ltd.


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