42 Decree 20 was published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic n.2018 of 17 February 2018 Update of the «Technical standards for buildings», footsteps that will come into force the next 22 March.
The application circular and the appendices to the 2018 Eurocodes are now awaited.
The decree consists of three articles (Approval, Scope and transitional provisions, Entry into force and technical annex.
The technical standards for buildings - which define the principles for the design, execution and testing of buildings, with regard to the performances required of them in terms of essential requirements of mechanical strength and stability, even in the event of fire, and durability - provide the general safety criteria, specify the actions to be used in the project, define the
characteristics of materials and products and, more generally, deal with aspects related to the structural safety of the works.
The following parts are addressed in the development of the annex:
Safety and expected performance
Actions on buildings (seismic, wind, snow, temperature, fire, explosions, shocks)
Civil and industrial buildings (concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, wood, masonry, others)
Bridges (road, rail)
Design for seismic actions
Materials and products for structural use