Blog: Podcast | The impact of Brexit and beyond on Eurocodes – New Civil Engineer

WSP head of civil, bridge and ground engineering and Eurocodes guru Steve Denton has quashed concerns that the UK’s exit from the European Union will mean leaving behind Eurocodes, during his appearance on The Engineers Collective.

Denton explained the continued role UK engineers will play in Eurocodes to host Claire Smith, despite there being just six weeks until Brexit.

To listen to the podcast in full, click here.

Using his experience as chair of CEN/TC 250, which is the international committee with overall responsibility for Eurocodes, Denton explains the work underway on the second generation of design standards. He also explains to Smith why rolling back to BSI standards just isn’t possible or desirable.

According to Denton, UK engineers will need to step up in the near future to comment on the latest draft of the second generation of Eurocodes to ensure the latest standards meet the needs of the industry. He expects the full second generation of documents to be published by 2025 and that they will address the carbon net zero and climate change challenges that were not fully realised at the time of drafting of the first-generation of design standards.

The Engineers Collective

The Engineers Collective is proving truly global in reach, with a third of listeners based outside the UK. It is also appealing to an inquisitive, career-builder demographic, with 80% of listeners under 35.

Special guests on previous episodes have included Crossrail 2 managing director Michèle Dix, HS2 Ltd special advisor Andrew McNaughton and ICE vice president Ed McCann. All are available for download and all address current and ongoing issues around skills and major project delivery.

The Engineers Collective is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, A-cast, Stitcher, PodBean and via

The Engineers Collective is sponsored by Bentley Systems.

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