Like any purchase, the construction world has no lack of product choice and selection. Finding the right product for your project can be a challenging process, especially if you are dealing with niche markets in uncharted territories.
Certifications can help decision-makers easily identify potential products as marks of approval indicate that it has undergone lab testing and accreditation. This eliminates skepticism and assures customers that the product performs well and is reliable. Today we discuss one important building certification.
The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is a recognized certification in the United Kingdom and beyond, that provides impartial performance reviews of construction products and materials. As a major authority in its region, the BBA strives for a healthier construction environment by assessing, testing and approving the certification of products with a thorough inspection process. Their objective is to provide reassurance to all players in the construction process and to encourage the development and adoption of innovative construction solutions. The BBA inspects to confirm consistency of production and competence of installers, contractors, designers and other working parties.
Moreover, BBA certification requires manufacturers to have quality insurance programs, plant inspections and ISO 9000 compliance. This is an added benefit for end-users, ensuring that these adjacent measures are taken.
The BBA offers Agrément Certificates that provide unbiased information on the performance of new construction products and then generate an information sheet on their performance. The BBA is known for its independence in their field of work, and welcoming criticism that allows the organization to continually improve their quality certifications with a high level of confidence.
Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) Concrete Waterproofing Admixture holds an Agrément Certificate from BBA stating that it is a reactive chemical admixture used to provide watertight concrete.
Kryton works with industry, academic and government bodies around the world to develop certification standards and testing methodologies, here is a short list of some of our other certifications.