UNI EN STANDARD 13501-2:2016

The new UNI EN 13501.2:2016 standard on fire resistance has come into force, replacing the previous UNI EN 13501.2:2008.

According to Article of the new standard, the new maximum fire resistance class for raised floors "REI 60" is defined, replacing the previous "REI 30".


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Therefore, JVP 4X4 panels with calcium sulphate core (P3 E P4) - already in possession of a test certified by a third party for fire resistance beyond 60 minutes - are officially classified as belonging to the new "REI 60r" class.


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JVP officially announces the panels' performances increase, confirmed by the new load tests certified by Istituto Giordano.


The continuous improvement in products is a necessity for every company . For this reason, JVP is proud to announce a substantial improvement in loading class for its panels according to the UNI EN 12825 standard.


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Quality has always been one of our priorities, but words are not enough to make the customer perceive it, we need action. For JVP has decided to redo all the load-bearing capacity tests for its panels and obtained a certification made by a third party to validate the improvements.


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With more than 500,000 square meters of JVP panels laid during the last two years, the United Kingdom remains the most dynamic worldwide market for JVP. Raised Access Floors enjoy a steady growth and it is considered to be a “standard” inclusion for many public projects, such as schools, hospitals, universities and many more institutions, as well new growth in the retail sector and of course continued use in commercial office developments. The continued expansion of the market is the direct result of the understanding of the systems and the ability to make the most of its main features along with the undeniable savings and a unmatched flexibility.




When we talk about flexibility, it not only in the technical aspects and the ability to make rapid alteration to floor space which give practical and commercial benefits, the fact that reason Raised Access Floors in the UK are generally installed without a finish is important. This allows the use of the raised floor as work platform during the construction phase of a building. It also means that traditional coverings stuck to the panels can be considered late in the programme when an incoming occupier has taken possession and allows it them to defer decisions  until they have considered their final scheme and layouts to meet all their needs.


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Offices are the main target for the JVP raised floor. This flexibility gives property owners, occupiers, designers a guarantee of the maximum level of personalization, on both a technical and esthetical level. 


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Another typical request of offices is the partitioning. Having an open space environment to be divided in conformity with the specific needs of every single company, nowadays is a priority for all modern enterprises. Nobody wants to sacrifice his own organizational autonomy accepting an already partitioned office. This is another reason to explain why the versatility ensured by the JVP raised access floor is so important.


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We talked about schools, hospitals and other buildings where our steel encapsulated floor is a fundamental specification for projects. Some examples can be seen in the pictures below. From Brighton to The Shetlands, whenever there is a need for flexibility, there's always a JVP raised access floor waiting to be laid.




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ARKEDA, giunta alla terza edizione, rappresenta un appuntamento imprescindibile per professionisti, architetti, ingegneri, progettisti e designers del centro-sud Italia  che, sempre più numerosi, partecipano all’unica ed autentica Mostra – Convegno dell’Architettura, dell’Edilizia, del Design & Arredo di alto profilo formativo ed informativo. La crescita di Arkeda è la concreta risposta del mercato all’assenza di appuntamenti nel Centro Sud Italia con questi temi specifici. Il programma di Arkeda 2015 verterà sulla linea del fuoco, che pone in evidenza la centralità del progetto e l’importanza dell’idea progettuale.

E’ proprio la ricerca progettuale, articolata nelle varie discipline quali Architettura, Edilizia, Design, Arredo che dà impulso commerciale alle aziende che seguono questa strada e fa da traino ad un mercato pronto a percorrere le strade tracciate. Seguire il progetto ed i progettisti di qualità diviene un dovere sia per le aziende che per i professionisti del settore. Intorno a questo tema centrale, si svilupperanno i corsi di formazione ai quali parteciperanno le aziende che porteranno esempi, mostrando ricerca e sviluppo di tecnologie e materiali, passando per mode e tendenze ed evoluzioni del gusto.

Le quattro sessioni esplicative del tema saranno condotte da tutor esperti del singolo settore così suddivise:







La terza edizione di Arkeda vedrà un ulteriore ampliamento della formazione professionale e saranno sempre più numerosi gli ordini professionali nazionali che parteciperanno attivamente alla manifestazione. I corsi di formazione e di aggiornamento con rilascio di crediti formativi saranno ampliati ed avranno una maggiore estensione territoriale ed un conseguente forte richiamo per gli architetti e professionisti di tutta Italia. Una serie di dibattiti durante i convegni faranno da cornice al grande spessore contenutistico e culturale dell’evento. In questo ambito, nella mattinata di sabato 28 novembre, Carlo Valerio, direttore generale di JVP, nell’ambito del convegno dedicato alle Nuove Tecnologie, farà un intervento dal titolo: “Sistema JVP: Massetto Tecnologico in Acciaio Ispezionabile”.  


JVP vi aspetta quindi da venerdì 27/11 a domenica 29/11 presso lo stand di Flooring Corporation Srl (PAD. 5 stand 514) perillustrarvi le innovative soluzioni per la gestione ed il fit-out degli spazi interni.




Grazie a tutti per l’accoglienza ed il forte interesse mostrato, alla prossima edizione!





The JVP 4X4 system is much more than a "simple" raised floor: it is a true evolution of the traditional cement-based screed. Thanks to the strength of steel as the focal element of the system plus the many benefits that characterize it, chief among them being a completely dry floor, we can classify it as a real Technological Screed


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JVP Technologcal Screed can be used in place of traditional cement screed and installed during the construction work, giving contractors a stable work surface that does not require any surface protection.


Among the advantages immediately apparent in the use of Technological Screed we can list:


  • Wear resistance and high loads.
  • Durability, interchangeability and manoeuvrability of the panels.
  • Water resistance and moisture.
  • Resistance to acids and bases.
  • Safety for construction site operators


JVP Technological Screed ensures savings that the cement screed is not able to guarantee. The choice of Technological Screed means not only to use an advanced product, carrier of invaluable technical advantages, but also to have a long term vision in the building construction, leading to a series of different savings that result in money saving.




Over the life of a building are two costs: construction and maintenance. Maximising the use of the space provided by the building is the basis for any good design. The use of a freestanding raised floor increases the net occupancy space of the building because traditional screeds are not necessary and this gives optimal housing under the floor for technology systems. Further, the absence of additional stringers means the plenum is fully usable and the Technological Screed uses less space which allows for savings.




Our raised floor consists of a self-supporting panels completely wrapped in galvanized steel sheets. These are firmly fixed to each other by means of a joint stiffening the perimeter which is obtained by double mechanical bending along the edges. As soon as the raised floor is installed it becomes a robust work surface, which allows movement for workers and storage for all the construction materials. With a fully dry surface that is immediately available for use just 24 hours after installation saves the 30-60 days for the screed drying, in addition to the 40-90 days to wait before laying the final finish of the floor. This gives a total saving of time estimated between 70 and 150 days. JVP Technological Screed allows making buildings available for use in a much lower time compared to traditional floor systems.




The structural performance of a building is essential and is calculated considering the maximum load on the floor slab. The floor slab itself represents this weight by the floor screeds and by the weight of the people and things that will then be loaded on the finished floor. The non-structural part thus has a great influence in the calculation of the maximum load on the floor slab: the less it weighs the less resistant and expensive the structural part has to be. The use of JVP Technological Screed helps to reduce the weight of the non-structural part of the building by at least 120 kg per m2, affecting the total weight of the floor slab that will be borne by the foundations and on the vertical structures. The lower is the weight, the less expensive the structural part needs to be.




Future modifications, integration and maintenance of systems are often underestimated in the construction of a building: it is a mistake because it can heavily influence the future costs and nullify completely the economic benefits initially obtained. The choice between different types of raised floor can lead to the same type of error: lower performances can lead to problems increasing costs in the medium and long term, such as to nullify the benefits that the system should ensure. And all this, only to obtain small and negligible savings. The choice of JVP system, with its steel panels fully encapsulated and non-deformable, gives the full access to the plenum and the underlying area because the panels are easily removed and replaced without any repairs needed. Operators therefore can work with speed and comfort, handling the panels with greater ease due to their robustness and structural surface, dramatically reducing the number of the panels to be discarded as no longer reusable. Even the operations of transport and storage will be easier, ensuring savings to 360 ° in all the works of maintenance of the building, something that the traditional concrete screed and any other less resistant raised access floor cannot ensure.




Each of the savings listed above brings with it another fundamental property not mentioned before: the reduction of costs:

  • Saving time means to significantly reduce days or months of building works and therefore save a large sum of money.

  • Saving space is equivalent to an offer of larger and more comfortable space and with less waste of space which would otherwise happen by the use of a cementitious screed.

  • Saving on materials helps to reduce expenditures by lowering technical performances needed for floor slab and the structural part of the building

  • Savings on maintenance operations ensures services are more rapid and effective and possibly less frequent and expensive. JVP Technological Screed is easy to take up without any expensive repair work needed thus being easily adapted to future needs and thereby fighting the obsolescence of buildings

When we combine all these benefits, we can say without doubt that the choice of the JVP Technological Screed is an investment that can pay for itself within a short period and results in a real gain in the medium and long term, thanks to cost savings that only the JVP Technological Screed is capable of giving.


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