The element transfers bending moment, stress and shear forces, plus its integrated hanging and perimeter tensile reinforcement – which are fitted as standard – also save the unnecessary and costly use of extra stirrups or hooped mat.
All of the Isokorb® thermal break modules provide BBA Certification and LABC Registration, with the range comfortably exceeding the UK regulation (BRE IP1/06). This requires that the temperature factor used to indicate condensation risk (fRSI), must be greater than, or equal to, 0.75 for dwellings, residential buildings and public buildings. There is also compliance with the Government Standard Assessment Procedure, SAP 2009, concerning CO2 emissions from buildings and respectively heat losses through non-repeating thermal bridges. Here, the lambda values of the Schöck Isokorb® enable energy loss in various connective situations to be reduced by as much as 84% to 91%.
The type K units are light and easily handled by one man, offering fast and simple "drop-in" installation, averaging less than five minutes per unit.
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