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New EADs published

Today 12 new EADs (European Assessment Documents) were cited in the Official Journal of the European Union. These new EADs provide methods and criteria for assessing the performance of construction products in the following product areas: 02. Doors, Windows, Shutters, Gates and Related Building Hardware 04. Thermal Insulation Products; Composite Insulating Kits/Systems 09. Curtain ...

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Destination Europe - How to bring your non-standard construction product to the European market place as a small or medium-sized manufacturer

The European construction market has a volume of approx. 13 trillion EUR – a huge opportunity for construction product manufacturers. However, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with innovative or non-standard products shy away from the administrative and technical barriers they fear to encounter when entering the European market. The good ...

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EOTA appoints new Secretary General

The European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) has appointed a new Secretary General. As of beginning of July, 42-year-old Sergio Vazquez Jimenez from Spain heads the EOTA office in Brussels. Before joining EOTA, Mr. Vazquez, a technical architect and manager, has worked in various roles in the construction industry. His expertise includes ...

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New EADs published and Corrigendum

Today 4 new EADs (European Assessment Documents) were cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). These EADs are published by us on our website for free download: Publications -> EAD Manufacturers interested are invited to assess their construction products via the ETA route together with our Technical Assessment Bodies ...

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More than 100 EADs published

Since 2015 EOTA is publishing those EADs which are cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Until now 113 EADs are cited. Amongst them 61 documents result from an exchange of best assessment practices for construction products under the former Construction Products Directive which were further developed. 20 EADs ...

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EOTA: a competent partner for the construction sector
ETA: a reliable way to CE-marking

For the third time since the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR), EOTA met all stakeholders and the European Commission together at the EOTA Stakeholder Advisory Group Conference on 10th November 2016 in Brussels. EOTA plays an important role for construction products not covered by harmonised standards, especially ...

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DIBt Vice President elected as the new President of EOTA

The General Assembly of EOTA on April 19, 2016, unanimously voted Dr.-Ing. Karsten Kathage as President of the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA). With immediate effect he indicated having big plans for the organisation. The 52-year old succeeded Yannick Lemoigne of the French Technical Assessment Body, CSTB. Yannick Lemoigne concluded ...

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Database for ETAssessments

In November EOTA launched the new look of the ETA Public Database online. The update (migration of data) was processed until end of 2015. Further development of the tool will allow real-time information about the status of issued ETAs by Technical Assessment Bodies. EOTA Secretariat has stored more than 1900 references to ...

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EADs available to Notifying Authorities prior to OJEU citation

In fulfillment of the provisions laid down in the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR), EOTA holds the adopted European Assessment Documents (EAD) publicly available to Notifying Authorities prior to citation in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU - This has been decided in agreement with the European ...

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EAD-format available!

In the view of effective implementation of Construction Products Regulation, the Commission together with EOTA elaborated and concluded the final of EAD-Format. The adaptation of the already elaborated EADs to this format does not have an impact on ETAs already issued based on these EADs. With the support of Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) ...

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EADs and publication

EOTA has developed until today more than 40 European Assessment Documents (EADs) following the criteria and requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR). This Regulation came fully into force on 1st July 2013. These EADs may be used by Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) for further assessments of products related to other ...

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Reference of ETAG used as EAD is published on NANDO

Today the European Commission provided on NANDO site the complete list of ETAGs used as EAD under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for the issuing of European Technical Assessments. This allows Member States to notify NBs for ETAGs used in line with Art 66(3) of the CPR. The information is now available ...

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EC confirmed that ETAGs can be used as EADs

Today the European Commission confirmed that the aim of the CPR co-legislators has been to ensure that the consolidated technical knowledge which found its place in the European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAGs) elaborated under the Construction Products Directive could be used to provide the technical basis for issuing ETAssessments (ETA). Emphasis ...

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