BS 8500-1:2006 is intended for use by specifiers of
The specifier is offered five approaches to the specification of
concrete, with the standard describing the correct way of compiling
specifications for designated, designed, prescribed, standardized
prescribed, and proprietary concretes.
This part of BS 8500 also gives detailed guidance for the
specifier, including advice on exposure classes for durability,
aggregate classes, intended working life and consistence etc.,
presented as a series of tables with accompanying explanatory
BS 8500-2:2006 is intended for use by producers of concrete.
This part of BS 8500 specifies a number of basic requirements
for concrete and its constituent materials, and gives specific
requirements relating to the types of concrete listed in BS
8500-1. It also specifies requirements relating to delivery,
conformity testing, production control and transport.
This Standard gives UK national provisions where required or
permitted by BS EN 206-1, and also covers materials, methods of
testing and procedures that are outside the scope of BS EN 206-1,
but within UK national experience.
The requirements in this part of BS 8500 are given for defined
materials with an established or accepted adequate performance in