Technical Assessment Body for Construction Products (TAB)

Empa is the official Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for building products in Switzerland. Its expertise and experience enable technical assessments of newly developed building products for which there are no harmonized standards as yet.

Legal basis for the technical assessment of building products

The lists for authorized post-tensioning and anchoring systems have no longer been valid since July 1, 2015. A follow-up solution was realized in conjunction with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA). In the appropriate registers, you will find the post-tensioning and anchoring systems, for which suitability for use in Switzerland was determined with an initial inspection and a conformity assessment in accordance with the corresponding standard.

Post-tensioning systems (ETAG 013)
  • ETAG 013 («Guideline for European Technical Approval», nur englisch verfügbar): Post-Tensioning Kits for Prestressing of Structures
  • SIA 262 - post-tensioning system register (in German)
    The register includes the post-tensioning systems where their suitability for use in Switzerland was determined with an initial inspection and a conformity assessment in accordance with Norm SIA 262/1 “Betonbau – Ergänzende Festlegungen”.
Anchoring systems
Falling rock protection kits (ETAG 027)
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