When designing elements for the Danish construction market, there are different design criteria to consider. These will be derived from the Eurocode (EC) norm-set, a harmonized technical standard, that is to be applied for structures designed within the European Union. These will then be modified by the Danish National annexes, a set of deviations and additions to the EC, which are to be applied when used in Denmark.
In the initial phases of building, a certified structural engineer, will work out a detailed report, describing which of the design limit are to be used as is, and if any limits are further restricted (e.g. lower deflection, higher load) – or if any new ones are added.
This process caters to the individual, however most reports are largely akin to those of the last project. This reliable output can be paired with Hi-Cons extensive design-experience, and a short list of relevant design-driving criteria can be formed: Ultimate limit state (ULS), Long-term deflection (LT-def.) and vibrational comfort.