Final event of the development cooperation project implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - "Implementation and Application of Eurocodes in the Republic of Moldova"
The seminar focused on the presentation of the results and outputs of the project and their relevance for the design of building structures in Moldova according to the uniform European rules, in particular, the national strategy for the implementation of Eurocodes until 2020, developed with the contribution of the experience transferred by Czech experts, further developments in the application of Eurocodes related to the principles of design of building structures, general loading and design of earthquake resistant structures, and related problematic issues were discussed. Attention was also paid to further developments in the field of Eurocodes and the Czech experts presented the Czech system for providing training and authorization of professionals in the construction industry.
The seminar was attended by about 50 representatives of relevant government institutions, the Moldovan Standards Institute, design and construction offices, the Technical University of Chisinau, the Institute of Geology and Seismology of the MD, architects' associations and other stakeholders. In terms of expertise, the seminar programme was provided by Czech experts from the Klokner Institute, the Research Institute of Civil Engineering in Prague and an independent seismicity expert, and Moldovan experts from the Moldovan Institute for Standardization, the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure and the Technical University of Chisinau.
One of the outputs of the project, an online system for secure access to standards and other normative documents, which was launched in June 2019 and is available on the website of the Institute for Standardization of the Republic of Moldova (https://www.shop.standard.md/en).
More information about the project can be found at here.