Certifications and Memberships
Techno metal post is the first company in the screw pile industry to have obtained certifications in canada and the u.s., as well as a technical assessment in europe.
Products that receive Agrément Certificates are recognised by building control, government departments, architects, specifiers and industry insurers. It’s a mark of quality, safety and reliability that provides reassurance of the product’s fitness-for-purpose. Only products and systems that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production are awarded an Agrément Certificate. This is followed by a comprehensive review every three years.
BSI – CE marking
Techno Metal Post Inc has received the Certification that confirms its products fulfil all the prescribed requirements for the European Norm EN 1090-1:2009 + A1:2011 including Execution Class 2 in EN 1090-2. As a result, since June 2017, the Techno Metal Posts are CE marked to meet the national regulations for all European countries as per the Interior Rule CEN/CENELEC.
ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
BLP has carried out an ‘intention to insure’ assessment on the Techno-Pieux Inc. Techno Metal Post pre-fabricated helical steel foundation pile system and confirms it would, in principle, provide latent defects insurance (new homes warranty) subject to the receipt of the appropriate premium and undertaking normal BLP component, design and workmanship checks applicable to individual schemes.
Subject to the above checks, the Techno-Pieux Inc. Techno Metal Post prefabricated helical steel foundation pile system, with suitable assessment of the soil resistivity and the consequent correct specification of the pile steel thickness, provision of galvanising and/or cathodic protection, as appropriate, should be durable for a minimum period of 60 years.
BOPAS provides assurance to the lending community that innovatively constructed properties against which they may be lending, will deliver a consistent performance over a determined durability of 60 years.
The technologies involved in offsite manufactured systems and innovative construction techniques will change the construction landscape and BOPAS will ensure that they meet stringent quality criteria. The designers, manufacturers, and constructors involved in offsite manufactured systems are rigorously audited and approved to maintain the highest levels of quality assurance throughout the process and ensure their construction systems are approved for integrity, durability and performance.
Buildoffsite is a membership organisation with members from a wide range of UK and International client, supply, professional services and academic organisations.
LABC – Warranty Approved
LABC Warranty works in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to provide structural warranties for developers, contractors, housing associations and self builders. Our partnership with LABC means we can provide building control and warranties throughout England and Wales using the combined technical expertise of over 3500 surveyors. Having provided cover for over 10 years we work with some of the largest house builders, commercial contractors and developers in the country.
All of our policies are underwritten by ‘A’ rated global insurers, ensuring you and your buyers are protected for the duration of the policy. Our cover is also accepted by all leading UK mortgage lenders helping you and your buyers secure finance easily.
LABC – Local Authority Building Control
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Our network of 3,500 professional surveyors provide fast, impartial advice and services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis to home and property owners, architects, plan drawers, developers, building contractors and other professionals to ensure buildings are safe, healthy and efficient to meet the standards set by the building regulations. We also offer CPD, training events and free guidance to professionals and homeowners.
Premier Guarantee Approved
Premier Guarantee has awarded this Certificate to the company named above for the product described herein. This product has been assessed by Premier Guarantee as being fit for its intended use provided it is installed, used and maintained as set out in the System Approval Document.
The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) play a key role in connecting all sectors of the modular and portable building industry together. The Association is represented on committees for BSI, LPCB-Expert Group D and also works with BRE, LABC, CLG, NHS, Cskills-CITB, and Carbon Trust to represent the industry. Clear aims, objectives and codes of conduct have been set-up by the MPBA and approved by industry regulatory bodies.
MBPA Certificate (.Pdf)
British Geotechnical Association (BGA)
The British Geotechnical Association is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. The BGA performs the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).
In 2002 (and renewed in 2018), Techno Metal Post received certification from the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) attesting that Techno Pieux/Techno Metal Post products comply with the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
Techno Metal Post received an evaluation report (ESR #3418) from the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the equivalent of the CCMC in Canada and the CSTB in France, providing evidence that our 3 ½ in. (88.9 mm) diameter helical pile, models P3-8, P3-10 and P3-12, as well as bracket models PC5, PC6, PC8, PU4, PU5, PU4B, PU5B, PSC6, PSC8, PIB6 and PIB8 comply with code requirements.
ICC ESR#3418, U.S. (.Pdf)
As of 2018, Techno Metal Post is the first and only company in the world to receive the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officers (IAPMO) ER-481 approval for its helical pile models P1 (1-7/8″ O.D.), P2 (2-3/8″ O.D.) and P3 (3.5’’ O.D.) and accompanying brackets. This approval means our product is compliant with the International Residential Code (IRC Code) 2015, 2012 and 2009. This Evaluation Report is in accordance with IAPMO-UES Evaluation Criteria for Helical Foundations for use under the IAPMO UES ER-481 IRC, EC-027.
Since 2006, Techno Metal Post’s technology has been granted technical approval #3/16‑873 by the Commission chargée de formuler des Avis Techniques (CCFAT) in France. To date, this technical approval is in force in France and the French Overseas Countries and Territories for the implementation of specific foundations. The helical piles manufactured by Techno Metal Post can be used to support new constructions or additions, and to reinforce existing structures. They can be used in any type of soil as well as in high-level seismic zones.
Techno Metal Post is also certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) CSA W47.1 for the following welds:
– Helix with pile
– Ring with pile
– Ring with extension