Tecnalia: EIT RM Core partner - Coordinator
Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA) is a private, non-profit technological research centre, settled in the Basque Country (Spain) and created in 2011 from 8 research organisations, which merged their capabilities and energy to work towards the common goal of generating and developing business opportunities through applied research. The Product Safety and Fire Resistance Team at the LabServices Division is expert in the following areas:
- Evaluation, development of fire resistance of construction materials and systems in order to assess the fire resistance in case of fire.
- Development on testing protocols in accordance with the new regulation and market.
- Advise on regulations for the pre-normative theoretical-experimental fire resistance evaluation.
In 2018, TECNALIA has constructed a facility for large-scale fire reaction tests on façades. These large-scale tests are designed to analyse the spread of fire on the internal and external side of the cladding, the spread at critical points (wall-slab connection and window/door-façade connection) and the mechanical performance of components (material collapse/fall off). The facilities are adaptable to a wide selection of testing needs to meet industry standards and other regulations such as BS 8414, BR 135, LPS 1581, LPS 1582, ISO 13785, NFPA 285 or CAN ULC S134.