To ensure an efficient construction and consolidation of wood and concrete floors, TECNARIA was the first company in Europe to submit its BASE and MAXI connectors to an accurate experimental investigation and undergo stringent tests in compliance with Eurocode 5 regulations.
The deformability and strength characteristics of connectors fastened to timber have been experimentally verified by:
- CNR of Florence – Istituto per la Ricerca sul Legno (Wood Research Institute): “Evaluation of the behaviour of TECNARIA connectors in compliance with Eurocode 5 standards.
- Experimental Laboratory for tests on building materials of the Faculty of Engineering – Department of Science and Building Technology – University of Padua (Italy): “Evaluation of the behaviour of TECNARIA connectors in compliance with Eurocode 5 standards”.
- Tecnaria has obtained the important “AVIS TECHNIQUE” technical approval for BASE and MAXI type connectors, for the construction and reinforcement of composite wood/concrete floors. Tecnaria products and the entire method for the design of composite wood and concrete floors were approved by the independent French organisation CSTB, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, member of the EOTA, European Organisation for Technical Approvals. Download the approval document clicking here.