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Post-tensioning kit testing services


Post-tensioning kits are primarily found in concrete structures, but can be used with other structural material such as steel masonry and timber.

ETAGs offer a competitive advantage worldwide

Our services are far-reaching, as evidenced by the diverse range of services adopted in different infrastructure projects. From Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), concrete analysis, CEEQUAL (now known as BREEAM Infrastructure), through to construction products certification, including ETAG 013 for CE marking of post-tensioning kits.

The applications of this service are varied and include:

  • Bridges (superstructures, piers, abutments, foundations)

  • Buildings (floors, foundations, core walls, walls, lateral load resisting frames)

  • Reservoirs (walls, floors, roofs)

  • Silos (walls)

  • Nuclear containment structures

  • Offshore structures (all parts)

  • Barges and floating platforms (all parts)

  • Retaining walls

  • Dams

  • Tunnels (longitudinal and transverse/hoop tendons)

  • Large diameter pipe

  • Pavements and roads

ETAGs offer a competitive advantage worldwide

European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAGs) were established by the European Organisation of Technical Approvals under the Construction Products Directive. Mandatory for European construction projects, ETAG 013 demonstrates post-tensioning kits are compliant with a robust standard.

The CE mark is also proving to be a competitive advantage in international markets where it isn’t a legal requirement. Read the Acre Work case study to see an example in action.

ETAGs issued by BRE

BRE Global is a certification body accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS). We are also a Technical Assessment Body as designated by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) under the Construction Products Regulation. This enables us to conduct the work against ETAG 013 and harmonised European Standards. We can develop new European Technical Assessments for manufacturers. Additionally, we can undertake the annual Factory Production Control, certification & audit testing of existing ETAs.


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The Acre Works case study

The Acre Works case study

A leader of infrastructure and commercial projects in Malaysia for over 16 years, Acre Works Sdn Bhd got ETA certified for its post-tensioned bridge systems.

Read the case study