The technical committee Structural Engineering of UNI has published the six parts of Eurocode 8, on general and specific aspects of the design of structures for earthquake resistance, from the general rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings, bridges, silos, tanks and pipelines , foundations and retaining structures, towers, poles and chimneys, to the evaluation and adaptation of buildings.

Part 1 sets out the basic performance requirements applicable to buildings and civil engineering works in seismic areas and provides the rules for the representation of seismic actions and for their combination with other actions.

Part 2 sets out the structural design criteria for bridges in seismic areas, in addition to the general rules of designing buildings and civil engineering works in seismic regions.

Part 3 deals with aspects related to the repair and strengthening of buildings and monuments (as applicable to them) considering the usually used materials to create structures (concrete, steel, masonry, wood).

The part 4 provides the principles and criteria for the structural design of the seismic installations consist of underground piping systems, and construction and as reservoirs of different types and use, as well as independent elements, such as for example aqueducts or groups of silos, containing granular material .

Section 5 establishes the requirements, criteria and rules for the design of different foundation systems, the design of the containment structures on earth and the soil-structure interaction when subjected to seismic actions.

Part 6, finally, establishes the requirements, criteria and rules for the design of earthquake resistance of high and slender structures such as towers, poles, chimneys and non-structural elements such as antennas, coating materials of chimneys and other equipment.

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