This publication gives an overview of the current and future Belgian regulatory and normative framework, especially with regard to fire spread within the facades. It also details the main facade systems and highlights the key points which must be considered when designing and installing these systems.
The document ‘Fire safety of multi-storey building facades’ can be accessed by clicking on the link.
The Belgian Building Research Institute is a private research institute founded in 1960 under impulse of the National Federation of Belgian Building Contractors in application of the so-called "De Groote" decree-law of 1947.
This decree-law named after the former Minister of Economic Affairs was specifically aimed at the promotion of applied research in the construction industry, in order to improve its competitiveness.
In application of this decree-law, the statutory members of the BBRI are the more than 90,000 Belgian construction companies (general contractors, carpenters, glaziers, plumbers, roofers, floorers, plasterers, painters, etc..), mostly SMEs.
According to its statutes, the BBRI has the following three main tasks:
- to perform scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members
- to supply technical information, assistance and advice to its members
- to contribute to the general innovation and development in the construction sector, more specifically by performing contractual research upon the request of the industry and the authorities.
Offices and contact information
|Offices||Research Facility||Demonstration and Information Center|
|Lozenberg 7||Avenue P. Holoffe 21||Marktplein 7 bus 1|
|B-1932 St-Stevens-Woluwe||B-1342 Limelette||B-3550 Heusden-Zolder|
|Tel : +32 (0)2 7164211||Tel : +32 (0)2 6557711||Tel : + 32 (0)11 225065|
|Fax : +32 (0)2 7253212||Fax : +32 (0)2 6530729||Fax : +32 (0)2 7253212|
|Lombardstraat 42||Tel : +32 (0)2 5026690|
|B-1000 BRUSSEL||Fax : +32 (0)2 5028180|
General questions: email@example.com
Questions with regard to publications (with exception of the annual report, the publications of the BBRI only exist in French and in Dutch): firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the publications or services of the BBRI (technical advice, management, ...), go to ...