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I-Joist product characteristics: ETAG 011 requirements

This covers assessment, methods of verification and expression of results required under ETAG 011 – Essential and General Requirements (more info on EU guidelines).

Requirements Performance Requirements Verification Method Expression of the values for Performance Requirements
Essential and General  Clause Nos. Clause Nos. Clause Nos.
Essential: Mechanical resistance & stability (1)

4.1.1 Mechanical resistance & stiffness4.1.2 Creep & duration of load

4.1.3 Dimensional stability

4.1.4 Seismic evaluation (for seismic areas only)

5.1.15.1.2

5.1.3

5.1.4

6.1.16.1.2

6.1.3

6.1.4

Essential: Safety in caseof fire (2) 4.2.1 Reaction to fire4.2.2 Resistance to fire 5.2.15.2.2 6.2.16.2.1
Essential: Hygiene, health and the environment (3) 4.3 Release of formaldehyde, asbestos content, pentachlorophenol & other dangerous substances 5.3.1 6.3.1
Essential: Energy economy & heat retention (6) 4.6 Thermal resistance 5.6 6.6.1

General requirement:

Aspects of durability, serviceability & identification

4.7.1 Durability4.7.2 Serviceability

4.7.3 Identification

5.7.15.7.2

5.7.3

6.7