Use of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams with Hollow-Core Slabs in the Event of Fire
Peikko has received German national technical approval from DIBt for its DELTABEAM® Composite Beams to be used with hollow-core slabs in situations of fire. The Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt; German Institute for Structural Engineering) is a technical authority and a service provider for the German construction sector.
In cooperation with its research partners, Peikko executed an extensive testing and research program on DELTABEAM® Composite Beams supporting prestressed hollow-core slabs in slim floor structures. Based on this experience, it was possible to provide new information on German national design specifications concerning load transfer and flexible support of beams in the event of fire.
The new DIBt approval guarantees DELTABEAM® and hollow-core units a full acceptance for fire design by construction authorities, without delay or further investigation. In terms of safety and fire design, Peikko’s DELTABEAM® Composite Beams provide a reliability level superior to any other beam type, including reinforced concrete, steel, and other composite beams.
“With this new approval, we can provide our customers with the necessary confidence and reassurance in the planning process of their building projects. Design of the DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Structure, including integrated fire protection, used with hollow-core slabs has been assessed and approved by the German approval body. It gives us and our partners in the hollow-core industry a unique advantage over other slim floor systems as there are no comparable approvals in the market. The approval will also play an important role in some areas outside Germany due to the reputation of DIBt”, says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Mobile +358 50 384 3001, email [email protected]
Christian Gerke, Managing Director, Peikko Deutschland GmbH
Mobile +49 170 165 4736, email [email protected]
Peikko Group in brief
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications, and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more sustainable way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 255 million in 2021. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.