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...

Related articles:

Issue 2017-02 Load-bearing reinforced architectural concrete façade

The Deutsche Bank project in Berlin

Description of building and structural components This office and commercial building includes seven stories. Its load-bearing structure mainly consists of a seamlessly designed framework comprising...

more
Issue 2016-02 Innovative developments in the area of building materials

High-performance concrete façade with energy-efficient anchorage

Introduction Innovative developments in the area of building materials enable construction of energy-efficient architectural concrete façades. Light and airy façades made of (ultra-)high performance...

more
Issue 2017-02 Technical standards and project examples

Fastening systems for cast stone façades

The use of cast stone opens up a large number of design options in the construction of façades and enables an almost unlimited number of shapes and colors. Many different methods make it possible to...

more
Issue 2015-02 Projects and special products

Cast stone as design element

Cast stone is a deliberately used design element which is very difficult to replace in architecture as well as in garden and landscape construction. In projects, where purposeful use is made of its...

more
Issue 2014-09

Pre-cast concrete wall system

(10) US 8,790,109 Bl (45) Jul. 29, 2014 (22) Apr. 5, 2011 (57) A pre-cast concrete wall system for crawlspace applications is herein disclosed. The system includes a plurality of interconnected...

more