In 2010, the British structural design code used for timber, BS 5268, was replaced by Eurocode 5--a shift from a permissible stress
design to a limit states design philosophy.
This edition is based on and updated to reflect the changes in British Standard BS 5268-2: 2002, "Code of Practice for permissible stress
design, materials and workmanship," which brought design concepts closer to European practice and Eurocode 5, "Design of Timber Structures.
There are three draft ISO bamboo standards in respect of examining physical properties, and for limit state and permissible stress