Peikko’s PSB ETA approval amended
The ETA approval (European Technical Approval) of Peikko Group’s PSB Punching Prevention System issued in April 2013 has been amended on 30 May 2013. The amendment has been granted by the German Deutsches Institut fur Bautechnik (DIBt) on the basis of experimental research conducted in cooperation between Peikko Group and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) on foundation slabs reinforced with Peikko PSB double-headed studs. The amended ETA approval now enables to design foundation slabs reinforced with Peikko PSB studs with a resistance that is significantly, close to 10 percent, higher than the resistance provided by similar products available on the market (double-headed studs or other). Peikko PSB is also CE marked.
“The primary focus of Peikko Group’s R&D activities is to develop solutions that make the building process faster, easier and more reliable. Naturally the products also have to be competitive on the market. In this case, our investment into research produced evidence that now allows designers of slabs reinforced with PSB to use resistance values superior to current standards. This helps in optimizing both the design and cost of the entire building. The new ETA design procedure is implemented into Peikko’s free design software Peikko Designer®, which enables easy and fast design of punching prevention.” states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile +358 50 384 3001,
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Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 113 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 900 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.