The Dutch building code NEN-EN 13031-1 and the European BS EN 13031-1:2019 outline the criteria and guidelines for mechanical strength, operational reliability, and long-term durability in the design and construction of commercial greenhouses meant for professional cultivation in greenhouses. The code includes the foundational elements and applies regardless of the construction materials used.
ISC code :65.040.30-Greenhouses and other installations
The calculation software Casta, allows Dutch greenhouse manufacturing companies to quickly verify their design with this code. Optimizing the structure to meet the bare minimum requirements can reduce costs significantly. However, as DutchGreenhouses®, we optimize but stay on the safe side, regardless of what is advised or desired.
Being an international greenhouse company, DutchGreenhouses® has vast experience explaining and interpreting and adapting to meet the IBC categories for occupancy that can differ per US State.