Raising the bar with new BBA certification
With rigorous testing now the norm, involving tests for structural stability, fatigue stresses and fire, Schöck has received the new ‘Leader Certificate from the British Board of Agrément.
The new ‘Leader Certificate’ incorporates significantly more detailed content on structural stability and performance of the balcony connector.
As a result, the enhanced Certificate includes a full description and specification of each component. Specification of threaded steel bars to connect the system to steel balcony; limitation for deflection of the concrete slab and steel; the requirement for fatigue stresses due to different temperatures and for natural frequency of the external concrete slab and steel balconies; thermal bridging at the junction between the balcony and the wall. In addition, it covers behaviour in relation to fire.
Chris Willett, Managing Director at Schöck said: “We have always welcomed our collaboration with the BBA, which dates back over several years. This new generation BBA Agrément Certificate takes a huge step in providing the highest level of assurance to the construction industry and we are certain that it will lead to further specifications of our product in the future”.