1 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EGYPTIAN CODES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS By Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama Chairman of Housing, Building National Center Cairo, Egypt Former Minister of High Education and Scientific Research
2 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area HBRC Housing and Building National Research Center is the leading research institutes in Building and construction in Egypt. It is also fully responsible for issuing codes and specifications related to the construction industry. It cooperates with other national and international research institutes and universities in many research projects aiming at developing the construction industry.
3 Publications of HBRC in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Codes, Technical Specifications and Documents Set of basic infrastructure codes. Set of structural building codes. Set of codes for building works services. Set of codes for complementary works. Set of environmental engineering codes. Set of architectural concepts codes. Technical specifications for building systems. Technical specifications for works' items. Documents of contracts.
4 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Codes In Egypt First code for reinforced concrete design was published in The government enforced the construction sector to follow codes since First print of codes for concrete structures, soil mechanics & foundation and electrical connections in buildings were published before 1980.
5 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area (100) Basic Infrastructure Codes (101) Potable water, sanitary wastwaterand lifting plants (102)Potable/ sewage water pipelines (103)Operating & maintenance of potable water, wastewater treatment stations (104) Rural and urban highways (200) Structural Building Codes (201) Calculation of loads & forces on structures and buildings (202)Soil mechanics &foundation design (203) Design & construction of concrete structures (204) Design & construction of masonry works (205) Steel construction (206) Planning & Design and construction of bridges (207) Construction of project management (208) Fiber reinforced polymers EGYPTIAN CODESFOR BUILDING & CONSTRUCTOIN ( 300)Building Work Services Codes (301) Plumbing engineering (302) Electerical installation (303) Electerical &hydraulic elevator (304) Air conditioning &cooling systems (305) Fire protection (306) Energy efficiency (307) Ventilation works (308) lighting works (309) Multy utilities structures safty (310) Moisture & water insulations (400) Complementary Works Codes (401) Finishing work (500) Environmental Engineering (501) Reuse of wastewater (502) Solid wastes ذ (600)Architectural Concepts (601) Handy capt requirements (602) Housing design& planning (700) Technical Specification For Building Systems (800) Technical Specification of Work Items (900) Documents of Contracts
6 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Procedure of Issuing a Code Formation of a standing committee from professionals, researchers and university staff members. The standing committee is concerned with the scope, the framework and the development of the code. Subcommittees meet to exchange ideas and discuss issues related to the development of the various areas. They make use of other related international codes, international and national research work and local experience of their members.
7 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Procedure of Issuing a Code (Cont.) The outcome of the efforts of the subcommittees is a draft of the code that is forward to those who are interested (professionals researchers university staff members). A workshop is held to discuss the results of reviewing the draft of the code. A final copy is prepared and officially issued. The code is updated every five years.
8 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Why we are here To work together towards common interests. To communicate easier and properly Start the process and keep working
9 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Contracts To go to the international 4 contracts: with ICCF to enhance the code enforcement system in Egypt With IAS to accredit our laboratories With ICC to adopt a system for training inspectors With ICC also to certificate inspectors
10 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EUROCODES 1 Scope The Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces in Structural and Masonry Works 2 3 Permanent loads Definitions, notation and expressions 4 Contents 5 Loads on buildings 6 Loads on highway bridges Loads on railway bridges 7 Wind loads on buildings and structures 8 Seismic loads on buildings 9 Seismic loads on bridges
11 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EUROCODES The provisions of calculations of the seismic effects on buildings and bridges in the Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces on Structural and Masonry Works have been completely revised in the 2001 version. They follow the Eurocode 8 General rules and seismic actions. The Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces in Structural and Masonry Works
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13 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EUROCODES The Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces in Structural and Masonry Works Seismic Zones Egypt is subdivided into five seismic zones as follows: -The first zone : ground acceleration = 0.1g -The second zone: ground acceleration = 0.125g - The third zone : ground acceleration = 0.15g - The fourth zone : ground acceleration = 0.2g - The Fifth zone : divided into two zones: zone 5 - a ground acceleration = 0.20g g zone 5 - b ground acceleration = 0.25g g
14 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EUROCODES The Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces in Structural and Masonry Works The calculation of the seismic effects depends on the expected structural performance during an earthquake. The balance between the strength of the structure and its ductility is characterized by the values of the response modification factor ( R ). The code provides values for (R) depends on the chosen lateral load resisting elements. These values are slightly different than those mentioned in the Eurocode- 8.
15 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area EUROCODES The Egyptian Code for the Calculation of Loads and Forces in Structural and Masonry Works Depending on the structural characteristics of the building, one of the following methods may be used for calculating seismic effects: Equivalent static Method (Simplified modal response spectrum method) for buildings meeting the regularity criteria Multi-Modal response spectrum method For all types of buildings Alternative methods Time History Analysis
16 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area 1 Scope and design principles The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Concrete Structures 2 Materials and mixes of reinforced and prestressed concrete 3 4 General considerations for the design of sections Contents 5 Limit states design method 6 Analysis of structural elements Elastic (working stress) design method 7 8 Structural details Quality control and assurance 9 Construction 10 Prestress ed concrete
17 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Concrete Structures Provides the minimum requirements to be satisfied for the design and construction of reinforced concrete elements and structures. Is based mainly on the limit states design method. Ultimate strength limit state Instability limit state Serviceability limit state
18 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Safety provisions when using Limit states design 1- The use of load factors to increase the working loads. 2- The use of material strength reduction factors γ c Strength reduction factor for concrete γ s Strength reduction factor for reinforcing steel γ sp Strength reduction factor for prestressing steel
19 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Material Strength Reduction Factors Flexure, shear, torsion Concrete strength reduction factor γ c = 1.5 Reinforcing steel reduction factor γ s = 1.15 Compression with or without flexure Concrete strength reduction factor Reinforcing steel reduction factor γ γ c s = = ( e / t) 3 e / t 3 ( )
20 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Concrete Structures It has gone through major change in its 2006 edition where the following modifications were introduced: - A comprehensive section dealing with the earthquake resistant design of RC structures was introduced to cope with the major revision of the Egyptian Code for Calculations of loads on Structures. It follows in many aspects the Eurocode 8 and the Canadian Code. - A section about the application of the Strut-and-Tie Model in the design of RC members and structures was added.
21 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Concrete Structures - The chapter dealing with the design of prestressed concrete was completely revised and partial prestressing was permitted. - The chapter dealing with quality control and quality assurance of reinforced and prestressed concrete was revised.
22 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area 1 Scope and design principles The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Masonry works 2 3 Design of walls and bearing elements Materials and quality control 4 Contents 5 Curtain walls 6 Arches, vaults and domes Nonbearing walls used as partitions 7 Earthquake resistance of masonry works 8 Insulation works 9 Site investigation and construction works
23 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Masonry works The code has been recently updated to promote the use of engineered masonry (structural masonry) in Egypt. Design procedures implemented in this code are based on the working stress design method (elastic theory). The code provides design guidelines for unreinforced as well as reinforced masonry.
24 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Masonry works In seismic zones 4 and 5, unreinforced masonry is not permitted. The code contains many recommendations, especially for seismic design of masonry buildings. Such recommendations are based on the increased awareness and understanding of factors influencing the seismic behavior of masonry structures.
25 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Use of FRP in Construction Fields 1 Scope and design principles 2 Properties of FRP 3 Contents Durability of FRP 4 Strengthening and repair of reinforced concrete structures using FRP 5 Concrete reinforced with FRP bars
26 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Use of FRP in the Construction Fields Egypt took the lead in publishing a code for the use of FRP in construction fields. The Standing committee and the specialized subcommittees make use of the related international codes and guidelines, together with the local experience and the research work carried out in Egypt and abroad. The design principles mentioned in the code are limited to the use of FRP systems for externally strengthening concrete elements.
27 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Use of FRP in the Construction Fields The use of FRP is limited to the cases in which the fibers are subjected to tensile stresses only. The code provides design guidelines for strengthening structural members for: flexure through bonding FRP reinforcement with fibers oriented along the length of the member. shear through bonding FRP reinforcement with fibers oriented normal or inclined to the length of the member It also provides guidelines for increasing the ultimate strength and ductility of columns through providing additional confinement to the cross-section.
28 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Use of FRP in the Construction Fields The design of the strengthening works is carried out using the limit states theory. Material strength reduction factors for concrete and reinforcing steel are those mentioned in the Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Concrete structures. Material strength reduction factors for FRP are taken according to the nature of use, type of failure and the importance of the member (γ f = ).
29 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Use of FRP in the Construction Fields Safety of FRP strengthened structures against fire is based on a design philosophy that suggests the possibility of losing the strengthening system, in addition to some other damages in the structure, in a fire with no possibility of the structure being collapsed.
30 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Steel Structures The current code for the design and construction of steel structures uses the Allowable Stress Design method. In the process of continuous development, HBRC has prepared a new code for the design and construction of steel buildings. The new code is based on limit-states philosophy, including both strength and serviceability criteria, called Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).
31 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area The Egyptian Code for the Design and Construction of Steel Structures In the new version of the Egyptian code for the Design and Construction of Steel structures the use of either the working stress design method or the LRFD method is permitted. The Egyptian code for the Design and Construction of Steel structures is mostly consistent with the American Code. Some areas are similar to the Eurocode with adjustments to suit the Egyptian practice.
32 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area 1 Site investigation Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design 2 Laboratory tests 3 4 Shallow foundations 5 Deep foundations Contents 6 Foundations subjected to vibrations Problematic soils 7 8 Side supporting systems Slope stability 9 Founding on rocks
33 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 1 - Site investigation Types of borings (manual, mechanical, open pits) Selection of boring numbers and locations Selection of borings depths Soundings (CPT, CPTU, Dilatometer, etc.) Field tests Part 2 - Laboratory tests Tests for determining soil properties Tests for rocks
34 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 3 - Shallow foundations Bearing capacity determination Settlement computations Limits for acceptable settlement values Typical values to be used in geotechnical design Causes fro foundation failures Part 4 - Deep foundations Classification of pile types Single pile capacity determination in various soil types Acceptance criteria for piles Pile load tests Pile groups
35 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 5 - Problematic soils Types of problematic soils (swelling, collapsible, liquefiable soils, soft clays, sand dunes, etc.) Site exploration in case of problematic soils Tests for expansive soils Tests for collapsible soils Precautions for founding on swelling soils Precautions for founding on collapsible soils Precautions for founding on soft clays
36 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 6 - Foundations subjected to vibrations Earthquakes Seismic liquefaction Machine foundations Vibrations due to blasting Special structures (pipelines, tunnels, dams, elevated structures) Isolation of foundations
37 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 7- Side supporting systems Earth pressure computation Gravity walls Bridge abutments Diaphragm walls Cellular cofferdams Reinforced earth walls Soil nailing Supporting systems in marine works
38 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 8 - Slope stability Slope failures Design soil parameters Total stresses and pore water pressure computations Methods of slope stability analysis Settlement computations Filed studies Protection and treatment of slopes Use of geotextitles in slope stability
39 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian Code of Practice for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design Part 9 - Founding on rocks Rock classification Site exploration Shallow foundations Deep foundations Slope stability of rocks Rock mass anchorage Problematic rocks
40 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Harmonization of Egyptian Standards Construction Products Sector EOS (Egyptian Organization Standardization) commenced an initiative to harmonize all Egyptian standards in coordination with industrial modernization centre IMC. The objective of such harmonization initiative is to promote & increase Egyptian export, facilitate trade by removal of technical barriers to trade, achieve better competitiveness of Egyptian goods, and to ensure that the harmonization practice is embeded in the Egyptian standard making process.
41 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Harmonization of Egyptian Standards Construction Products Sector Phase I of project ended in May 2006 with more than 3400 Egyptian standards harmonized according to international practices. Phase II of project started and includes all the remaining standards in the Egyptian catalogue. Harmonized standards represents engineering industries (33%), food industries (19%), chemical industries (23%), textile industries (12%), and various other fields (13%).
42 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Textile Harmonization of Egyptian Standards Construction Products Sector 12% Documentation 1% Food 19% Engineering 33% Chemical 23%
43 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Harmonization of Egyptian Standards Construction Products Sector EOS issued about 250 standards in the field of construction products about which 25% is mandatory. Nearly all Egyptian standards in the field of construction products are harmonized with the international, European, or foreign standards.
44 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Egyptian harmonized standered ES , Es ES ES Cement standered Europian Reference EN cement part 1 : Composition, specifications and conformity criteria for common cements. EN Masonary Cement Part 1: Composition, specification and conformity Criteria. EN 413-2: Masonary Cement- Part 2 : Test methods
45 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Concluding Remarks Egypt, through the HBRC, is interested in developing and enforcing the adoption of codes and standards related to the construction industry. Egypt is interested in cooperating with the European partners in the areas of standards, technical and environment regulations. Egypt is interested in being a member of a network aiming at information exchange and technical cooperation.
46 in the Euro-Mediterranean Area Concluding Remarks Exchange Experience through establishing a mechanism for mutual attendance of main meetings both in the European Union and in Egypt. The aim of this mechanism is to ensure that both parties are familiar with the latest and recent techniques and materials and to exchange local experience of each party
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