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The main Standard for loadings applied to structures was BS 6399 in three parts. These, like many of the structural codes, have been replaced by European Standards.
BS 6399-1: ´Code of practice for dead and imposed loads´ this gives dead and minimum imposed loads, applicable to new buildings, alterations to existing structures and existing structures on change of use. Replaced by BS EN 1991-1-1 & BS EN 1991-1-7
BS 6399-2: ´Code of practice for wind loads´, Replaced by BS EN 1991-1-4
BS 6399-3:´Code of practice for imposed roof loads´. For use in designing buildings and building components that are to be constructed and used in the UK and Channel Islands. Replaced by BS EN 1991-1-3
Loadings for bridges (for highways, railways and foot/cycle tracks) are covered by BS 5400: ´Steel, concrete and composite bridges´,Part 2: ´Specification for loads´ and Highways England documents. Again, the BS 5400 has now been replaced by BS EN 1992-2
Special structures will have their own loading requirements.
Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society