Information sheets have been published on our website for some time, albeit sporadically. Information sheets cover various topics to assist the users of our solutions.
A new information sheet (only available in French and Dutch) was added to the series recently. It is primarily addressed to specifiers who wonder how a reference to the technical approval, ATG, can be included in the technical specifications. Some guidance is especially useful within public procurement. We called on reputable lawyers and summarized the facts.
The information sheet succinctly covers specifying in private and public contexts, but also the subsequent verification of conformity with that prescription. It also mentions the necessary template clauses so that you can get started right away.
Read more in « Prescrire l’ATG dans les spécifications techniques d’un cahier spécial des charges » or « ATG voorschrijven in de technische bepalingen van een bijzonder bestek ».
The information sheet is a starting point to subsequently support users in specifying per sector, per family of approvals and, if necessary, per individual technical approval.
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).