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ETAG 011: Essential, General and Performance Requirements

ETAG 011: Essential and General Requirements (ETAG 011) for I-joists currently only references four out of the seven Basic Requirements for Construction Works (BRCW) in Construction Product Regulation (CPR).

BRCW 1:  Mechanical resistance and stability

BRCW 2: Safety in case of fire

BRCW 3: Hygiene, health and the environment

BRCW 6: Energy economy and heat retention.

Click here for APA’s ETAG 011 summary.  The table below identifies the clauses for testing and verifying their relevant performance requirements.

Essential and General Requirements: BRCW 1,2,3,6 
ETAG 011 Performance Requirements/ Clauses Verification Method Clauses Performance Requirements, clauses for expression of values
Essential: Mechanical resistance & stability (BRCW 1)

4.1.1 Mechanical resistance & stiffness

4.1.2 Creep & duration of load

4.1.3 Dimensional stability

4.1.4 Seismic evaluation (for seismic areas only)

5.11

5.1.2

5.1.3

5.1.4

6.1.1

6.1.2

6.1.3

6.1.4

Essential: Safety in case of fire (BRCW 2)

4.2.1 Reaction to fire

4.2.2 Resistance to fire

5.2.15.2.2 6.2.16.2.1
Essential: Hygiene, health and the environment (BRCW 3) 4.3 Release of formaldehyde, asbestos content, pentachlorophenol & other dangerous substances 5.3.1 6.3.1
Essential: Energy economy & heat retention (BRCW 6) 4.6 Thermal resistance 5.6 6.6.1

General requirement:

Aspects of durability, serviceability & identification

4.7.1 Durability

4.7.2 Serviceability

4.7.3 Identification

5.7.1

5.7.2

5.7.3

6.7