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BS 8500 - Concrete, is the complementary British Standard to BS EN 206 - 1 and was first published in March 2002. It provides substantial national provisions not covered in BS EN 206 - 1. Both documents replaced BS 5328, Concrete, in December 2003. BS 8500 was updated in November 2006 and again 2015.
Note that BS EN 206-1 and BS EN 206-9 (2010) have been revised and rationalised as a single Standard BS EN 206 (2013) including corigendum May 2014. BS 8500 was revised and republished in 2015, plus a further amendment in May 2016.
BS 8500 is in two parts:
- Method of specifying and guidance for the specifier
- Specification for constituent materials and concrete.
Part 1 is for the specifier i.e. the person or body establishing the specification for the fresh and hardened concrete or who passes the specification to the producer, in other words the purchaser of the ready-mixed concrete.
Part 2 is for the producer and contains specification requirements for the producer.
Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society