Imola Structural Performance
Forza glazed timber screens and the Imola partition system not
only provide the correct level of fire resistance (integrity and
insulation) and acoustic performance for a designated area but also
ensure the correct structural guidelines re adhered to as
recommended in Building Control regulations and British
Forza Timber framed screens and the Imola partition system tested in accordance with BS5234-2 (methods - Annex A/C/E/F) achieved performance levels summarised as grade requirement Severe Duty and are documented in certificate reference FTS.12/01 and drawings reference FZD0514/2 & FZD5059/3.
British Standard: Barriers in and about Buildings, Code of Practice. BS 6180 -2011
Barriers for the protection of people should be of adequate strength and stiffness to sustain applied loads. In addition a barrier that is structurally safe should not possess sufficient flexibility to alarm building users when subject to normal service conditions. Therefore, for serviceability considerations, the limiting condition for deflection appropriate for a barrier for the protection of people is that the total horizontal displacement of the barrier at any point from its unloaded position should not exceed 25mm. Where the infill of a barrier is subjected to the imposed loads given in the above table, the displacement of any point of the barrier should not exceed 25mm.
Forza have carried out CAD FEA (Finite Element Analysis) imposed load simulation tests on a number of standard elevations containing our preferred range of fire, acoustic and standard glasses fitted within our timber screens, the results of which (+15% margin adjusted) indicate the screen performance for the imposed load to be within the above maximum displacement requirement (Drawing FZD5059/3).
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