GBRC:Evaluation & Approval Division

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Evaluation & Approval Division

Evaluation & Approval Division evaluates the performance of newly developed materials and structural systems from various technical standing positions.

Business as a Designated Organization based on the Building Standard Law of Japan

Performance Evaluation

We evaluate the performance of structural systems, building elements and materials prior to the approval of the relevant Minister.
We also certify the conformity of model specifications for building and housing systems to the requirements of the Building Standard Law.

  • Evaluation of super high-rise structures and base-isolated structures.
  • Evaluation of refuge from buildings and fire-resistance performance.
  • Evaluation of fireproof construction and fire preventive materials.
  • Performance evaluation of building materials.
  • Performance evaluation of formaldehyde-emitting building materials.
  • Evaluation of operating performance of fire preventive equipments.
  • Evaluation of multiplication factor of the frame of wooden structure and the bearing wall of wood frame structure.
  • Evaluation of foundation pile
Flowchart of Performance Evaluation Procedure

Type-approval

We also do type-approval and certification of specific-type products manufacturers as a designated approval body.

Business as a Designated Organization based on the Housing Quality Assurance Act

Evaluation of special performances

Prior to the approval of the relevant Minister, we evaluate the performance of housing, which are not covered by the Performance Indication Standard.

Designated Certification Organization

We certify the performance as housing types based on the Housing Performance Indication Standard of Japan.

Technical Evaluation as a Private Organization

Evaluation of newly developed technologies

We issue certificates after fair examinations of newly developed building technologies in order to support their practical use.

Structural design review

We perform technical review of structural design projects on the request of building officials.

Fire safety design review

We perform technical review of fire safety design projects on the request of building officials or owners.

Judgment business for existing buildings earthquake proofing diagnoses.

We also perform quakeproof diagnosis and judgment of validity of quakeproof repair plan of existing buildings to which we apply quakeproof repair promotion law.

We also evaluate the performance of wooden structure joints and the mitigation performance of formaldehyde emission from building materials.

 

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