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Silva Global achieves CARES certification

Silva Global achieves CARES certification

In an Australian first, Silva Global has achieved CARES certification.

As the first PT system to be approved by CARES in Australia this is a significant milestone in the continuing development and growth of Silva Global.

What has Silva Global achieved?

Silva Global’s certification covers APT-01: The production and supply of the Silva Global Post-Tensioning System comprising of live-end (stressing) anchorages of 3 to 5 strands using 12.7mm or 15.2mm PC Strand, for use in flat bonded post-tension systems. Tested in accordance with AS/NZS 1314:2003 and CARES APT01.

Silva Global has already built a strong track record for its products which are vital for the safe installation of critical high strength post-tensioning systems in major buildings.

This APT01 CARES certification is a specialist product certification scheme developed for the Australasian post-tensioned concrete market.

Achieving CARES certification now provides Silva’s customers with an extra level of confidence in its products.

As CARES Chief Executive Officer, Lee Brankley, said, this is:

“a very important step forward in assurance across the Australasian marketplace”.

Who are CARES?

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, CARES is an acronym for the Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steel. They are the leading independent international reinforcing steels product certification body.

CARES delivers confidence in the performance, provenance and quality of safety-critical reinforcement products entering the construction supply chain.

CARES has a proud heritage of providing assurance to users, designers, consultants, and specifiers spanning four decades.

To develop the new Australasian scheme, CARES worked closely with a range of stakeholders, such as structural engineers, designers, and consultants as well as clients and major contractors.


What are the advantages of being CARES approved?

The main benefit for customers is they can specify CARES-approved suppliers and have confidence that the product will comply with the relevant standard without the need for costly testing.

Achieving CARES approval is a testament to the resources and time Silva Global has dedicated to ensuring its products are well-designed and manufactured so that customers can be confident that their requirements are fully met.

What is the CARES app and how does it work?

The CARES Cloud app is available for free download for both Apple and Android devices.

The app allows users to scan a QR code to validate CARES certification.

Below is Silva Global’s QR code:

Silva Global certification in the CARES Cloud app is shown below:

Try it out now.

You can download the app using the links below.

Apple:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/cares-cloud/id1474099842

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.carescloud&hl=en_AU&gl=US

Further information about CARES:

CARES website:

https://www.carescertification.com/

CARES – Model Specification Australia

https://www.carescertification.com/content/00cf9cd4-4343-4dfc-886d-dc0fb0cf333c/CARES%20Model%20Spec%20Australia%20-%201st%20Edition.pdf