The new standard for façades DIN 18516 and the new ZDB Code of Practice

Opportunities for cast stone –

The revision of the standard relating to cladding for external walls has been concluded in the parts DIN 18516-1 (general principles), DIN 18516-3 (natural stone) and DIN 18516-5 (cast stone). In the course of this revision the dependence of DIN 18516-5 on DIN 18516-3 was cancelled and the requirements concerning fastening and anchoring were adopted in DIN 18516-5.

Normally, façade panels are panels that are fixed at four points. The façade panels are dimensioned according to the general rules of statics. Dimensioning is limited to the verification of the load-bearing capacity of the fastener...

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