Building a shelter: a closer look at safety regulations – TEXABRI


Building a shelter for a company, a school, or even a government facility requires a proper understanding of the work that will be carried out, especially when it comes to safety. For the comfort of its clients, Texabri tries to clarify the details of the two safety regulations to which the constructed shelter would be subject: the CTS and NV65.

All shelters are subject to safety regulations for public buildings. This regulation, which classifies public buildings based on type, classifies Texabri metal and textile shelters as falling under the Big Tops, Tents, and Structures (CTS) group. (Source: Site safety – CTS category definition). These are enclosed receiving areas, covered by a flexible material that can be disassembled, even if installed for a period of greater than 6 months.

Safety Regulation NV65

In certain cases, constructing a shelter according to the CTS Regulation is not possible. Certain regions are subject to more significant meteorological constraints than others. When calculating the necessary resistance standards for shelters, the NV65 Regulation is taken into consideration, which defines the impact of wind and snow on the solidity of the construction. (Source: ICAB - Structure calculation – Modification of the wind and snow resistance requirements NV65).


According to Mathias DEPERDU, expert at Texabri,

« The shelters manufactured by Texabri are generally designed and installed throughout the country according to CTS Regulations, which are considered to be among the most rigorous in Europe. However, certain regions are subject to specific climate conditions. In such cases we may decide that the NV65 Regulation is necessary. »
« Shelters built in accordance with the NV65 Regulation are similar to real buildings: they generally require more major construction and represent a more significant investment for clients than a shelter built according to CTS Safety Regulations. »

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