Assessment of industrial seamless flooring systems
The assessment protocols commonly applied to flooring solutions for industrial applications are focused just on mechanical and fire performance as well as durability issues. In this case, the analysis has also measured emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that potentially could come from the synthetic component of the mortar and the primers that are involved in the process. Safety for use has also been evaluated through slip-resistance tests.
Regulatory situation of artificial turf
Analysis of the technical requirements applicable to synthetic grass pavements in the European market, with emphasis on fire-related issues and on the effects of chlorinated water or salt water from swimming pools. It will be the basis for designing an appropriate testing program for the product, and for evaluating the results.
Database for a municipal maintenance service of roads and streets
Database for the preparation of budgets, technical specifications and assessment of environmental impact of maintenance projects for streets and urban roads. It includes construction elements for sidewalks and driveways, related to pavement and road markings. The database was first issued in 1994 and since then it has been kept updated by ITeC.
Assessment of dry floating flooring kit with ceramic tiles
As an alternative to traditional ceramic flooring, a manufacturer has developed a system akin to floating laminated floors, supplying the tile with an elastomeric base mat that provides an interlocking mechanism between tiles and also insulation to impact noise. The differences with the classic system have required the elaboration of a specific technical evaluation protocol, according to the European criteria for construction products without harmonized standards.
Analysis of the requirements that affect an innovative ceramic product
The developers of a new system of flexible ceramic meshes needed to anticipate how a product of this kind would meet the current building codes. Therefore, the analysis has identified the technical, practical and regulatory barriers that will appear if the product is used as façade cladding and as outdoor paving, so they can be addressed during the final stages of product development.
Analysis of the regulatory framework of vinyl flooring
PVC floorings are subject to standards that regulate their performance beyond the wear or slip resistance that would be the most obvious issues for a floor. Indeed, the harmonized standard EN 14041 also requires the manufacturer to test other parameters that seem closer to the concept of healthy building, such as formaldehyde emissions or content of pentachlorophenol (PCP)
Technical requirements that apply to an innovative wooden parquet flooring
The developers of a floor-tile that combines a conventional wooden face with a back made of mortar have found that current standards only regulate flooring products made exclusively with wood. ITeC has advised them on how to get the CE mark even under these conditions, but warning them about how some of the competitive advantages of the new product could lose visibility as a result.
Impact of the European legislation on access covers and gully grates for roadworks
Analysis of the state of the European regulations that affect products such as manhole covers, and gully grates that must withstand different transit loads, regarding not just the control of structural performance, but also environmental issues. It describes the different routes for CE marking.
Effects of the wind on a flooring solution for flat roofs
Checks how the suction caused by wind affects a flooring product for flat roofs that combines tiles with an insulating base, which is placed without mortar or adhesive. Includes a calculation of the wind speed that would lift the tiles, based on the method described in Eurocode-1. Some alternatives that would increase the safety margin are suggested.
Paving of rural roads with slag concrete: analysis of an experimental stretch
Paving an experimental stretch of country road, with different alternatives: concrete and gravel-cement using slag of different sizes sourced from incinerator waste, chosen after the characterization analysis performed on the waste.