DS/EN 1998-1/AC:2009

Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance - Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings

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Building Regulations 2015​

Building work in new and altered buildings in Denmark

The Building Regulations contain the Danish rules for building work in new buildings, extensions, conversions and other rebuilding work, as well as changes in the use of buildings that are important in relation to the Danish Building Act or the Building Regulations, the demolition of buildings and alterations and other rebuilding work that may affect the consumption of energy in the building. The Building Regulations apply to building work carried out in the Danish market.

Their primary field of application is multi-storey buildings for residential purposes and all kinds of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, including the categories listed in section 11 of the Danish Building Act, single-family houses for permanent residence, either as detached single-family houses or linked single-family houses, holiday homes in summer house areas, allotment sheds, campsite cabins and garages, outbuildings, and other secondary buildings.

You can read more about the Danish Building Regulations here:  http://bygningsreglementet.dk/


Eurocode 8 applies to the design of buildings and civil engineering works in seismic regions. It purpose is to ensure that in the event of earthquakes: human lives are protected; damage is limited; and structues important for civil protection remain operational.

Number of pages: 12

Published: 2009-09-30

Date of approval: 2009-07-23

International relationships : EN 1998-1:2004/AC:2009 IDT

ICS: 91.070.80 - Eurocode 8 Design of structures for earthquake resistance. 91.080.01 - Structures of buildings in general 91.120.25 - Seismic and vibration protection

Item number: M241831



  • CEN/TC 250/SC 8

Danish committee