|Information about building materials|
The datasheets provided (pdf format) are an useful resource throughout the planning and detailed construction process.
The datasheets are divided into the following categories:
The aim of the database is to allow the user to have a direct comparison between the different building materials and systems.
A short description of the manufacturing processes of the most common wood-based composites and other building materials has been compiled. Possible applications of the products are also listed.
Under the subheading 'technical references' the user will find all essential regulations and provisions regarding the fitness for use of a building material/ component. The Austrian institute of Construction Engineering (OIB) holds a list of Building materials (ÖA) deemed to satisfy fitness for purpose. For all materials not listed in the ÖA, fitness for purpose can be proven based on the following, shown below in hierarchical order of preference (OIB-095.3-004/08):
For unregulated building materials (i.e. no attestation of conformity of the kind listed above is provided) the OIB defines a set of requirements to be met by respective building material. In case that an approval but no evaluation on the basis of an ÖNORM EN is provided for a given material, the values stated in the approval prevail over the values provided in the datasheets.
For unregulated building materials (i.e. no attestation of conformity of the kind listed above is provided) the OIB defines a set of requirements to be met by respective building materials. In case that an approval but no evaluation on the basis of an ÖNORM EN is provided for a given material, the values stated in the approval prevail over the values provided in the datasheets.
Dimensions for building materials are taken from approvals or technical product information. Please note that these are provided for general guidance only. Due to the wide range of available products not all dimensions can be stated.
EUROCODE: EN 1995-1-1
The classes of reaction to fire performance have been quoted according to the decisions of the European Commission and the charring rates are taken from EN 1995-1-2.
The sustainability rating of wood and wood-based-materials are calculated by use of the software ECOSOFT. ECOSOFT is based on the MS Office application Excel and was developed by IBO - Austrian institute for building biology and ecology.
Under this heading additional characteristics of the material are listed.
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