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Your comment Cracking the Eurocodes (NCE 9 February) was upbeat in encouraging engineers to engage with the new codes. However, it was incorrect in stating that the unavailability of countryspecific annexes means engineers can do nothing to familiarise themselves with the new codes.

The concrete parts of the Eurocodes, including the National Annexes, have been published and can now be used for all but bridges and water retaining structures.

With fewer parts than other materials, ready availability of the National Annexes and guidance material, why not do it in concrete first?

To ease the transition to the new codes, The Concrete Centre is speaking at evening events throughout the UK and is holding one and two-day Eurocode 2 training courses.

Further formation is available on www.concretecentre. com.

The Centre is also publishing a series of 'How to' leaflets which provide practical guidance on using the new codes and can be downloaded from the dedicated Eurocode website: www.eurocode2. info Andrew Minson, head of structural engineering, The Concrete Centre, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AB

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