PhD Eng. Vadim Țurcan, collaborator of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy of the Faculty of Constructions, Cadastre and Geodesy, participated in the 56th meeting of CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes held in November, in London, United Kingdom.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is a structure of the European Union, which establishes rules for goods, services and works. The Republic of Moldova participated for the first time as an observer in the context of the Association Agreement signed between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union and the adoption of European construction norms.
At the 56th meeting, the agenda consisted of discussions on the new generation of Eurocodes to be adopted by the European Union. The debates among the participants covered the topic of adoption of a new range of the reliability index, which would allow countries to calibrate their safety coefficients.
CEN/TC250 President Steve Denton invited the Republic of Moldova to apply for a CEN/TC250 membership and to obtain voting rights. He also appreciated the contribution of the Republic of Moldova in the adoption and implementation of Eurocode regulations, classifying them as national standards in the field of construction design.
At the same time, the UTM collaborator established partnerships with the Join Research Center (JRC) of the European Committee. The JRC representatives expressed their intention to manage a summer school for the Balkan countries in the field of designing structures according to European norms, in the summer of 2020, in collaboration with the Technical University of Moldova.
The activity was carried out within the project “Implementation of the Eurocodes in the Republic of Moldova” funded by the Development Agency of the Czech Republic.