POROTON eco Structural blocks, characterized as POROTON 800, according to the standards of the Poroton Italia Consortium, are semi-solid elements, with a drilling percentage of less than 45%, suitable for use in the construction of load-bearing walls in any type of seismic zone. Their geometric and mechanical characteristics fully satisfy the requirements of the D.M. 17/01/2018 (Technical Standards for Construction) being characterized by:
All products are CE marked, Category I, with Attestation System 2+. With these characteristics, based on the provisions of paragraph 11.10.1. as well as in art. 18.104.22.168. of the Ministerial Decree 17/01/2018, the safety factor ϒM to be used in checks is more favourable.
This means that, being guaranteed in performance, masonry made with these blocks can benefit from more favorable parameters and coefficients (greater safety and greater savings).
All POROTON eco PS products are characterized by a recovered/recycled content greater than 15% in compliance with the Minimum Environmental Criteria (C.A.M.).
A building with a load-bearing masonry structure, built with POROTON eco PS blocks (density 800), according to the rules of the art, represents the simplest and cheapest construction system in seismic areas, up to two-three story above ground in full respect of the Ministerial Decree 17/01/2018 (Technical Standards for Construction). The “box” structure is a guarantee of resistance to seismic actions. In addition to the load-bearing walls, which also have function of external envelope, a few other internal wall partitions, in the appropriate positions, are enough to create a system resistant to seismic actions and ensure the necessary bearing capacity while also leaving great freedom of distribution in plan.
With this double load-bearingand envelope, the external walls are obtained:
Savings in the organization of the construction site.
Economic saving of time and materials.
Construction simplification – safer building.
All the advantages of the best performance offered by brick such as thermo-hygrometric comfort, acoustic insulation, fire resistance, thermal inertia.
For the identification of the Fire Resistance Class of brick walls, the New Code of Fire Prevention provides the use of specific tables included in different Ministerial Decrees. Our company has prepared summary tables to help the design engineers, for all our wall-mounted products, with the pertinent rules. The tables summarize two types of masonry:
1. Tables for not bearing walls including curtain wall blocks, infill wall blocks, and partitions wall blocks
2. Tables for load-bearing walls blocks
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