National Structural Concrete Specification
Structural Concrete Specification for Building Construction was
developed by CONSTRUCT and a technical committee that included
contractors, consultants and industry partners. It aims to be
the standard specification for concrete frames in the UK. The
specification is designed to achieve increased efficiency through a
definitive, simple, straightforward specification which removes
unnecessary conditions and facilitates construction. It also
provides guidance on tolerances and finishes.
The 4th Edition of the NSCS was
published in April 2010 and complies with BS EN 13670 Execution of
Concrete Structures. It contains three parts: the Standard
Specification, the Project Specification and the User Guidance.
The NSCS Standard
Specification provides a base specification with standard
clauses on execution, materials and construction.
The NSCS Project
Specification allows the project team to provide details
of the project and any specific requirements. It details, by
exception, any amendments to the Standard Specification considered
necessary by the designer.
The NSCS Guidance is a
companion document to the specification and gives background
information and recommendations.
All members of the project team can benefit
from the NSCS:
- Designers no longer have to develop their own specification
- Specialist concrete contractors will be able to tender more
effectively and have more freedom to innovate.
- Clients will benefit from increased savings and cost
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Structural Concrete Specification for Building Construction
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