Eco-sustainable quality and certifications
In addition to meeting the requirements of this Ministerial Decree, all modular structures and covers comply with the relevant national standards and the Eurocodes (EC), the European structural design regulations, which allow the professional to use common calculation criteria also approved abroad.
Cover Technology manufactures its profiles from special structural aluminium alloys for improved, guaranteed outstanding physical and mechanical characteristics.
Cover Technology profiles carry the CE marking
During production and transformation, Cover Technology profiles undergo repeated production checks. Strict tests are performed on samples taken during production to ensure their quality and compliance with the EN 15088:2005 and EN 1090-1:2009 harmonised European standards.
Only compliance with these regulations allows the design, production and installation of structures in compliance with Italian Ministerial Decree of 14/01/2008 containing “Technical Standards” for Constructions.
During the last few years, Cover Technology has undertaken research and development work to test the efficiency of the combination of carbon fibre reinforcements with extruded aluminium alloy profiles. This research has led to the development of an innovative construction technology called “Cover Carbon” which can be applied to every model of outdoor cover and tensile structure.
Several different aluminium and carbon fibre combinations were evaluated during the design phases. The subsequent test phases provided interesting feedback on the right strategy for producing elements with the greatest safety and the lightest weight.
Cover Technology produces its “Cover Carbon” system structures on the following principles:
The use of this technology delivers a reduction in:
Cover Technology also uses carbon steel sheet and extremely high strength structural steel profiles for the construction of its tensile structures and modular covers.
In order to achieve environmental management in compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard, Cover Technology has adopted a protective process for steel components, which significantly increases their high resistance to corrosion.
This is a combination of a hot-dip galvanisation process and a synthetic film coating process, with a series of special intermediate surface treatments that prepare the surface of the steel components for perfect reception of the protective coating.
This system also allows the steel components to be personalised, colouring them (wide range of colours available) to match the context of the building and the surrounding environment.