This standard establishes principles for the structural use of concrete under the following stipulations: a) method of design: limit states classified as ultimate limit state and serviceability limit states;
b) material: ordinary concrete of normal and low density, used in reinforced, prestressed and precast structures or elements and in plain concrete walls;
c) types of structures: buildings and structures in which all load-bearing elements (e.g. slabs, columns, walls, etc.) are of concrete.
NOTE The rules for stability (see clause 3) also apply to structures in which concrete elements such as floor slabs and walls are used in conjunction with load-bearing elements made of other materials.
1.2 This standard does not cover the structural use of concrete for structures that are the subject of specialist literature (shells, folded plates, bridges, tunnels, retaining walls, water-retaining structures, chimneys, and other specialized elements).