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Terraco receives Dubai Civil Defence Approval
20 November 2017
Terraco UAE have received Dubai Civil Defence approval for the Terraco EIFS – Perma System, making it the first company in the UAE to receive DCD approval for an Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) under the updated UAE fire safety code. Terraco EIFS – Perma, which is tested and certified to NFPA 285, NFPA 268, and ASTM E84 Class A, meets all current DCD requirements. Terraco EIFS is also Abu Dhabi and Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence approved. Terraco EIFS – Perma provides an exceptional, environmentally-friendly, non-combustible façade solution with excellent thermal insulation properties and unparalleled long-term energy saving benefits. Terraco EIFS – Perma is an insulated façade system of choice for project owners, consultants and architects for low, mid and high rise buildings.
Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS) were developed in Europe in the 1950s and are defined as non-load bearing cladding systems for buildings that provide exterior walls with a versatile, insulated and finished surface with excellent thermal performance, which eliminates thermal bridging. In Europe, systems similar to EIFS are known as External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) or External Wall Insulation (EWI). EIFS/ETICS is the external wall insulation system of choice in the European Union to help achieve stringent CO reduction targets required under the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement.
Having initially launched EIFS in the UAE over 15 years ago, Terraco UAE’s qualified team has extensive experience with assisting clients, consultants, architects and applicators in designing, specifying and installing EIFS. Terraco UAE is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company and is GBRS compliant.
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