Isokorb structural thermal breaks for concrete-to-concrete connections have been confirmed by ICC-ES to be in compliance with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC), it was announced by Christian Witt, president and CEO of Schöck North America.
The ICC-ES Evaluation Report (ESR-4019) evaluated the materials, design, structural integrity and fire resistance of 13 configurations of Schöck Isokorb structural thermal breaks described as “insulating, load-bearing assemblies used to minimize thermal bridging when connecting external reinforced concrete balconies and parapets to internal reinforced concrete floor slabs and walls.”
“Architects and structural engineers throughout North America rely on ICC-ES, UL and other independent agency certifications to verify that structural and insulative building products meet increasingly stringent code requirements,” says Mr. Witt, adding, “As a company, we seek to be a supplier of dependable solutions for thermal bridging in compliance with the latest and most rigorous building codes.”
ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council that performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials, and issues reports that directly address building code compliance.
Schöck North America is a division of Schöck Bauteile GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany, the originator and world’s largest producer of structural thermal breaks with over 10 million installations.
The company’s Isokorb components are designed to minimize heat loss and condensation potential where balconies, canopies, parapets and other structural elements penetrate the insulated building envelope.
Schöck North America received ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification in December 2019, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval for its Isokorb products in October 2019.