CE MARKING FOR
CONSTRUCTION
PRODUCTS NOT COVERED
BY HARMONISED
STANDARD
EUROPEAN TECHNICAL
ASSESSMENT

Mr. Miguel Mateos
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Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011
European Assessment Document
European Technical Assessment
General procedure
U...
1.- Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011
“…or, in abbreviated form, Construction Product Regulation, CPR.”

“Wherever possible, uni...
1.- CPR - Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011
Main changes in instruments for construction products not covered by
harmonized stan...
2.- European Assessment Document
“European Assessment Document”: document adopted by the organisation of
TABs for the purp...
2.- European Assessment Document

Content of European Assessment Document (CPR,
Article 24)
• A general description of con...
3.- European Technical Assessment
“European Technical Assessment”: means the documented assessment of
the performance of a...
4.- General procedure

Consultation on
application of
Art. 21

Work
Programme

ETA request
(Manufacturer)

Manufacturer’s
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4.- Procedure
• Application.
Commercial Secrecy agreement (if needed).
Manufacturer: Manufacturer’s Technical File (MTF) d...
4.- Procedure
• EAD Amendments and Adoption
Communication of the draft EAD to the Applicant, 15 working days to
react.
Ame...
4.- Procedure
• Final European Assessment Document to be published
EAD shall be adjusted, if appropiate, based on experien...
5.- Use of documents from CPD
After 1st of July 2013:
• ETAG published before 1 July 2013 may be used as EAD.
• Manufactur...
Thanks for your attention

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European Technical Assessment

  1. 1. CE MARKING FOR CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS NOT COVERED BY HARMONISED STANDARD EUROPEAN TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT Mr. Miguel Mateos miguel.mateos@tecnalia.com Construction Area Technological Services Division Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  2. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011 European Assessment Document European Technical Assessment General procedure Use of documents from CPD
  3. 3. 1.- Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011 “…or, in abbreviated form, Construction Product Regulation, CPR.” “Wherever possible, uniform European methods should be laid down for stablishing compliance with the basic requirements set out in Annex I.” (CPR). “Those harmonised technical specification should include testing, calculation and other means, defined within harmonised standards and European Assessment Documents for assessing performance in relation to the essential characteristics of construction products.” (CPR). “Harmonised technical specifications”: means harmonised standards and Europen Assessment Documents. (CPR, Article 2)
  4. 4. 1.- CPR - Regulation (UE) Nº 305/2011 Main changes in instruments for construction products not covered by harmonized standards Directive 89/106/CE CPD European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG) Regulation (UE) 305/2011 CPR European Assessment Document (EAD) CUAP, Common Understanding Assessment Procedure European Technical Approval (ETA) European Technical Assessment (ETA) Approval Body Technical Assessment Body (TAB) European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA) European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA)
  5. 5. 2.- European Assessment Document “European Assessment Document”: document adopted by the organisation of TABs for the purposes of issuing European Technichal Assessments (CPR; Article 2). “Following a request for a European Technical Assessment by a manufacturer, a European Assessment Document shall be drawn up and adopted by the organisation of TABs for any construction product not covered or not fully covered by a harmonised standard, for which the performance in relation to its essential characteristics cannot be entirely assessed acording to an existing harmonised standard, because, inter alia: a) the product does not fall within the scope of any existing harmonised standard; b) for at least one essential characteristic of that product, the assessment method provided for in the harmonised estándar is not appropiate; or c) the harmonised standard does not provide for any assessmenti method in relation to at least one esential characteristic of that product” (CPR; Article 19).
  6. 6. 2.- European Assessment Document Content of European Assessment Document (CPR, Article 24) • A general description of construction product • The list of essential characteristics relevant for the intended use of the product as foreseen by the manufacturer and agreed between the manufacturer and the organisation of TABs • The methods and criteria for assessing the performance of the product in relation to those essencial characteristics • Principles for the applicable factory production control (FPC)
  7. 7. 3.- European Technical Assessment “European Technical Assessment”: means the documented assessment of the performance of a construction product, in relation to its essential characteristics, in accordance with the respective European Assessment Document. The European Technical Assessment shall be issued by a TAB, at the request of a manufacturer on the basis of a European Assessment Document established in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 21 and Annex II. The ETA shall include the performance to be declared of those essential characteristics agreed by the manufacturer and the TAB for the declared intended use, and technical details necessary for the implamentation of the system of the assessment and verification of constancy of performance. The ETA will follow a format stablished by the Commission . (CPR; Article 26).
  8. 8. 4.- General procedure Consultation on application of Art. 21 Work Programme ETA request (Manufacturer) Manufacturer’s Technical File (MTF) EAD proposal EAD adoption ETA elaboration Issued ETA AVCP EAD Amendment (if needed) Request EAD Product assessment and tasks related to AVCP General Procedure for European Assessment Document Elaboration (CPR, Anexo II) Declaration of performance (DoP) CE Marking EAD reference to be published in OJEU CE marking and dissemination
  9. 9. 4.- Procedure • Application. Commercial Secrecy agreement (if needed). Manufacturer: Manufacturer’s Technical File (MTF) describing product, intended use(s) and FPC conditions. . • ETA Contract and Initial Work Programme (1 Month acc. To Annex II, CPR) Initial proposal of WP (Working Group composition, coordination, initial time frame for EAD). • Work programme (3 Months acc. to Annex II, CPR) Final WP and EAD schedule. EOTA shall inform the EC Services of complete WP and EAD schedule. • EAD proposal (6 Months acc. to Annex II, CPR) Commission representative may participate as observer. Extension of the time limits can be justified, e.g. in absence of a Commission decision on the applicable system of Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) or if a new test method has to be developed.
  10. 10. 4.- Procedure • EAD Amendments and Adoption Communication of the draft EAD to the Applicant, 15 working days to react. Amendment, if needed, and adoption of draft EAD by EOTA. Send adopted draft EAD to Commission for comments (15 working days). Final EAD adoption. • Product Assessment Sampling, tests, tests results evaluation (Evaluation Report), draft ETA. • Final ETA issuance ETA Format. • Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) • Declaration of Performance (DoP) • CE Marking • Rules and conditions for afixing of CE marking.
  11. 11. 4.- Procedure • Final European Assessment Document to be published EAD shall be adjusted, if appropiate, based on experience gained during ETA elaboration. Adoption of adjusted EAD by EOTA and copy to Commission. Publication of EAD reference in all the official languages. EAD available by electronic means as soon as the product has been CE-marked.
  12. 12. 5.- Use of documents from CPD After 1st of July 2013: • ETAG published before 1 July 2013 may be used as EAD. • Manufacturers and importers may use ETA (approval) issued before 1st of July 2013 as ETA (Assessment), throughout its validity period (maximun 5 years)
  13. 13. Thanks for your attention miguel.mateos@tecnalia.com

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