SINGAPORE, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Building and Construction Authority is going to introduce the Eurocodes as city state's building codes starting from April 1, the authority said on Monday.
The authority will allow building professionals to submit structural plans of a building using either the Eurocodes or the British standards over the first two years from April 1, so that the industry can move to the new codes smoothly.
The Eurocodes are a set of standards primarily used by building professionals for the structural design of buildings and civil engineering works.
The new codes is part of the efforts to raise the standards of the local industry and the standards of structural building design, the authority said.
The current codes, which are based on the British standards, will be withdrawn from use on April 1, 2015.