OBEX's Accreditations & Certifications
BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certification: Enhancing Trust in OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems
When it comes to construction materials and systems, quality and reliability are of utmost importance. The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is a leading authority in the UK that provides certification, testing, and inspection services to ensure construction products meet the highest standards. OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems have been awarded the prestigious BBA Agrément Certificate, which is a testament to the product’s quality, performance, and compliance with Building Regulations.
What is the BBA?
The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is an independent, UK-based organization that provides certification, testing, and inspection services to the construction industry. With a focus on promoting innovation and ensuring that products and systems meet stringent quality and performance standards, the BBA helps instill confidence in construction materials and systems.
What does BBA certification mean?
A BBA Agrément Certificate is a mark of quality, performance, and compliance for construction products and systems. To obtain this certification, products undergo rigorous assessment, testing, and evaluation by the BBA. The certification process includes:
- Compliance with Building Regulations, where applicable.
- Assessment of additional non-regulatory information, where applicable.
- Independent verification of technical specifications.
- Design considerations and installation guidance.
- Regular surveillance of production.
- Formal three-yearly review.
- When a product receives BBA certification, it signifies that it has met the highest standards and can be trusted for use in construction projects.
How does BBA certification benefit OBEX’s customers?
OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems have been awarded the BBA Agrément Certificate, which offers several benefits to customers:
Weathertightness: The certification ensures that the OBEX CORTEX Membrane Systems are effective in preventing the passage of wind-driven rain, snow, run-off water, and dust into the interior of the building.
Fire Safety: OBEX CORTEX FR Membranes have been classified as Class B,s3-d0 or above in accordance with BS EN 13501-1: 2018, demonstrating their fire safety properties.
Air Barrier Continuity: The systems contribute to maintaining air barrier continuity at lintels, jambs, and sills, which helps improve energy efficiency and indoor ambience.
Resistance To Damage: The certification confirms that the OBEX CORTEX Membrane Systems are robust and resistant to damage during installation, ensuring long-lasting performance.
Durability: BBA certification guarantees that the systems will continue to function effectively for the lifetime of the frame around which they are installed.
BBA certification is a mark of excellence that instills confidence in the OBEX CORTEX Membrane Systems. The independent assessment, testing, and ongoing monitoring by the BBA ensure that customers can trust the quality, performance, and compliance of OBEX’s products. Investing in BBA-certified products like OBEX CORTEX Membrane Systems is a smart choice for construction professionals seeking to create durable, energy-efficient, and safe buildings.
KIWA BDA Agrément: A Guarantee of Excellence for OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems
The KIWA BDA Agrément is an internationally recognized certification that provides assurance that construction products meet the highest standards. A number of OBEX CORTEX Membrane Systems have earned this prestigious certification, which underscores their reliability and performance.
What is KIWA BDA Agrément?
KIWA BDA Agrément is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Certificates are awarded to construction products and systems after thorough evaluation, ensuring their quality, performance, and compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
What does KIWA BDA Agrément mean?
The certification process includes:
- Compliance with relevant standards and regulations
- Assessment of technical specifications and documentation
- Evaluation of design, durability, and installation procedures
- Testing and inspection of the product in real-life conditions
- Regular monitoring and review of the certified product
How does KIWA BDA Agrément benefit OBEX’s customers?
A KIWA BDA Agrément certificate serves as a mark of excellence, indicating that a construction product or system can be trusted for use in building projects.
OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems have been awarded the KIWA BDA Agrément, offering numerous advantages to customers:
Quality assurance: The certification demonstrates that the CORTEX Membrane Systems meet the highest quality standards, giving customers peace of mind in their investment.
Performance guarantee: KIWA BDA Agrément ensures that the CORTEX Membrane Systems deliver excellent performance in terms of weathertightness, air barrier continuity, resistance to damage, and durability.
Compliance with standards and regulations: The certification confirms that OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems comply with relevant standards and regulations, ensuring that they are suitable for use in construction projects.
International recognition: As an internationally recognized certification, KIWA BDA Agrément enhances the reputation of OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems, making them a vital part of construction projects worldwide.
Ongoing monitoring and support: KIWA conducts regular monitoring and review of certified products, ensuring that OBEX’s CORTEX Membrane Systems continue to meet the highest standards. This ongoing support helps maintain the trust and confidence of OBEX’s customers.
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ISO 9001 Certification: Quality Management You Can Trust
At OBEX, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services, ensuring an exceptional experience with every interaction. To this end, we proudly hold the ISO 9001 certification, a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality management.
What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems (QMS), published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This certification is granted to organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to maintaining a robust QMS, adhering to the highest global standards for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.
The ISO 9001 standard is based on several key quality management principles, including:
- Customer focus
- Involvement of people
- Process approach
- Continuous improvement
- Evidence-based decision-making
- Relationship management
By implementing these principles within our QMS, OBEX strives to ensure that every aspect of our business, from product development to customer service, is held to the highest standards of quality and efficiency.
What is the significance of ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 certification is a representation of an organization’s commitment to quality management and customer satisfaction. This internationally recognized certification offers numerous benefits for both the certified organization and its customers. Some of the key aspects that highlight the significance of ISO 9001 certification are as follows;
Global Recognition: ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems, which means that organizations certified to this standard are acknowledged worldwide for their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
Enhanced Customer Confidence: Obtaining ISO 9001 certification demonstrates to customers that an organization is dedicated to providing high-quality products and services, creating trust and confidence in the organization.
Consistent Quality: The ISO 9001 standard requires organizations to establish and maintain a robust quality management system, ensuring that products and services are consistently delivered to the highest standards, thereby increasing customer loyalty.
Continuous Improvement: ISO 9001 promotes a culture of continuous improvement, requiring organizations to regularly assess their processes, identify areas for improvement, and implement changes accordingly. This ensures that the organization stays agile and responsive to evolving customer needs and market trends.
Streamlined Processes: ISO 9001 encourages organizations to adopt a process approach, focusing on the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. By optimizing processes, organizations can reduce waste, lower costs, and increase productivity, ultimately delivering more value to their customers.
ISO 14001 Certification: Environmental Management You Can Trust
ISO 14001 stands as the globally acknowledged benchmark for environmental management systems (EMS). It offers a structure that enables organizations to create, execute, and consistently enhance their environmental practices. At OBEX, we are proactive in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment, ensuring compliance with applicable legal regulations. Our possession of the ISO 14001 certification serves as a clear indication of our unwavering dedication to accomplishing these environmental goals.
What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 presents a methodical approach for businesses to tackle pressing global environmental issues. When organizations adopt this standard, they demonstrate their commitment not only to adhering to regulations but also to continuous environmental enhancement. This proactive environmental management approach can yield tangible benefits, including reduced waste, energy preservation, and financial savings.
How Does ISO 14001 Benefit OBEX’s Customers?
ISO 14001 enhances an organization’s reputation, fosters stakeholder trust, and frequently fulfils an essential requirement for participation in global trade and supply networks. In essence, ISO 14001 serves as proof of an organization’s commitment to a sustainable future, harmonizing environmental responsibility with strategic business growth.
Further Benefits of ISO 14001
- Adopting ISO 14001 can lead to a noticeable reduction in waste production, resource consumption, and pollutant emissions, resulting in a reduced environmental impact.
- The standard assists in understanding and meeting environmental legal requirements, helping organizations to avoid potential fines, penalties, and legal actions.
- Efficient resource usage, waste reduction, and streamlined processes often result in significant cost reductions, offsetting the costs of implementing and maintaining the EMS.
- In an ever more environmentally conscious marketplace, possessing ISO 14001 certification can set a company apart, enhancing its image and nurturing loyalty among stakeholders and clients.
- ISO 14001 equips organizations with the means to recognize, evaluate, and effectively address environmental risks, safeguarding the company against potential liabilities and unforeseen disruptions.
- The ethos of continuous improvement encapsulated within this standard can result in more efficient operations, reduced waste, and increased productivity.