Advice NEN committee

Date: December 2010

In 2009 the Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) initiated a project that aims at developing new building standards for floating buildings. The new NTA (Industry Technical Agreement) will focus on aspects such as structural stability, draught, canting, accessibility, fire protection and mooring facilities.

DeltaSync is one of the two design firms that are participating in this project and acts as a consultant and sounding board concerning floating construction. The initiative was started to help solve issues in current regulation and legislation. In 2011 the final NTA for floating structures will be finalized and published. The aim is twofold: to define boundary conditions where necessary, but also try and find opportunities to extend the limits of current legislation.