The UBAtc issues 200 to 300 Technical Approvals (ATG) and European Technical Assessments (ETA) annually.
Their publication is being done automatically in the database, ensuring that users can benefit from the new documents via internet as soon as possible, but this does not permit users to have an overview of recently issued documents.
Responding to the needs of users of Technical Approvals, the UBAtc will issue an overview of recently issued documents. This will permit users to become acquainted with recent developments.
Our intention is to announce a new list every 2 months.
Recently, a number of important changes have taken place with regard to the design of piles and micropiles in Belgium.
A revision of the national annex of the Eurocode 7 was published, namely NBN EN 1997-1 ANB: 2022, which in turn refers to BBRI Report 20 for the design of piles and micropiles.
In BBRI Report 20, installation factors, model factors and partial safety measures are proposed for the various pile (sub)categories. No differentiation has been made in all these design factors, in contrast to previous versions (especially BBRI Reports 12 and 19).