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EXTERNAL WALL CLADDINGS AND EXTERNAL THERMAL INSULATION COMPOSITE SYSTEMS-ETICS IN THE EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS

Santiago del Pozo
Ester Ciércoles
ITeC EOTA Office

María Bento Fernández
ITeC Product Quality Department

There are important developments for these façade solutions at the European Assessment Document-EAD level. The objective of this article is to give an overview of the related EADs, particularly of the ones on kits for these systems.

At present, there are three ETA Guidelines (ETAG) object of conversion to an EAD: ETAG 034 on kits for external wall claddings, the EAD of which has already been published; ETAG 004 and 017, on kits for ETICS with rendering and ETICS with prefabricated units, both well advanced. Moreover, other EADs have been developed and published, based on a manufacturer’s

30/09/2019|

FIRE PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS IN EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS

Santiago del Pozo
Ester Ciércoles
ITeC EOTA Office

Alberto Diego
Quality Product Departament

With the coming publication of the EAD 350865-00-1106 ‘Fire retardant products’, the conversion of the ETA Guidelines on passive fire protection products to European Assessment Documents (EAD), will have been completed. EAD are harmonised technical specifications in the Construction Products Regulation framework.

The aim of this article is to give an overview of these EAD that make possible the CE marking of the products covered.
For each EAD, the products covered and the systems in which they are applied, as well as the intended use of these products are described. Observations of interest are also included. The EAD have been divided into two groups:

07/06/2019|

THIRTEEN EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS DRAWN UP BY ITEC PUBLISHED IN THE OJEU

Santiago del Pozo
Ester Ciércoles

ITeC EOTA Office

The Regulation of the construction products establishes two technical specifications for the CE marking: harmonized standards and European Assessment Documents (EAD).

The EAD is an instrument conceived for any enterprise, whether it be an SME or a big corporation, which facilitates the CE marking of those construction products not covered by a harmonized standard.


The EAD route

When a product is not covered or totally covered by a harmonized standard, the manufacturer can carry out the CE marking using the EAD route. This procedure is based on the elaboration of a European Technical Assessment (ETA), by a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) of the EOTA[i], based on the EAD specifications.

In this route, the Regulation foresees two options:

26/03/2019|

TIMBER PRODUCTS IN EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS

Júlia Leigh Capdevila
ITeC EOTA Office

Jordi Navarro
Product Quality Department
In charge of timber products assessment

The use of structural timber products is increasingly extending in both building and civil engineering construction works. They can be used in certain parts of the works or in the whole work, as is the case of prefabricated timber constructions.

This is also reflected at the European Assessment Documents (EAD) level. These documents are European technical specifications for innovative products and for products without a harmonised standard, which are not covered or not fully covered by a harmonised standard. They are the reference to elaborate European Technical Assessments (ETA) that enable the manufacturers to CE mark these products. These assessments

06/03/2018|

MORE THAN 100 EUROPEAN ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS PUBLISHED: GENERAL OVERVIEW

Santiago del Pozo
Júlia Leigh

ITeC EOTA Office

 

The Construction Products Regulation lays down two harmonised technical specifications: harmonised standards and European Assessment Documents-EAD.

EAD are specifications for innovative products and for products without a harmonised standard, which are not covered or not fully covered by a harmonised standard that allows its CE marking.

These documents are prepared by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment-EOTA and are the basis for elaborating European Technical Assessments-ETA requested by manufacturers for products without a harmonised standard. ETAs enable manufacturers to issue the declaration of performance and CE mark these products.

In the 2017/C 118/04 Communication published in the Official Journal of the European Union-OJEU, on 12 April 2017, 105 EADs have already been published and are in force. The

25/05/2017|

THE KIT CONCEPT IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

Santiago del Pozo
Júlia Leigh

ITeC EOTA Office

Collaboration: María Bento
Product Quality Department

The kit concept

When we want to install a shelf at home, we have two options, either buy the products we need separately (wooden shelves, brackets, screws and anchors), or buy a pack containing everything we need.

02/02/2017|

COMMISSION’S REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATION

Santiago del Pozo
Antoni Walton
ITeC EOTA Office

 

On July 7th, the European Commission published the Report on the state of the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The report does not include proposals to change the CPR text, but it outlines the issues that need to be enhanced.

The scope of the Report is much broader than foreseen in the Regulation (Art. 67(2)). The objective is to identify the areas where there is a need for improvement, to undertake those actions which will result in a better performance of the CPR. The Commission has submitted the Report to the European Parliament and to the Council, as foreseen in the CPR.

The Regulation’s objective and approach

The Report recalls the basic ideas behind the

26/07/2016|

INDOOR AIR QUALITY
VOC EMISSIONS OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS IN EUROPE

Santiago del Pozo
Antoni Walton
Translation: Júlia Leigh

ITeC EOTA Office

 

In some EU countries, there are regulations on volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions of construction products. These are mandatory regulations for the marketing of products used indoors, in order to protect users from health hazards caused by VOC emissions. Different test methods and threshold values or classes are applied. European standard EN 16516, at present in its final phase, will be the common test method in Europe and one of the fundamental pillars for future VOC European harmonized classes.

12/05/2016|

PLAN DE ACCIÓN DE LA COMISIÓN EUROPEA SOBRE LA ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR

Oficina EOTA del ITeC

 

Con el documento “Hacia una economía circular: un programa de cero residuos para Europa” la Comisión introducía los principios de este modelo de economía.

Ahora la Comisión acaba de presentar un plan de acción para facilitar la transición a este nuevo modelo de economía. El objetivo es superar el modelo “coge, fabrica y tira”, ya que muchos recursos naturales son finitos, y sustituirlo por otro medioambiental y económicamente sostenible.

29/01/2016|

EL REGLAMENTO (UE) 305/2011 DOS AÑOS DESPUÉS. DE LOS DITE A LAS ETE.

Santiago del Pozo, arquitecto
Responsable de la Oficina EOTA del ITeC

 

La puesta en marcha del El Reglamento (UE) 305/2011 en julio de 2013 ha supuesto un conjunto de acciones importante: reglamentos delegados y de implementación, informes, FAQs. En el ámbito de los productos sin norma armonizada, donde son de aplicación los documentos de evaluación europeos-DEE y las evaluaciones técnicas europeas-ETE, han sido además necesarias acciones específicas para clarificar y concretar los aspectos no previstos en el Reglamento.

22/09/2015|

PUBLICACIÓN DE LOS PRIMEROS DOCUMENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN EUROPEOS-DEE EN EL DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA UNIÓN EUROPEA ¿QUÉ SIGNIFICA?

Santiago del Pozo, arquitecto
Responsable de la Oficina EOTA del ITeC

 

Con fecha 10 julio, se han publicado los primeros nueve documentos de evaluación europeos-DEE en el Diario Oficial de la Unión Europea-DOUE: Comunicación 2015/C 226/05. Han pasado dos años desde la entrada en vigor del articulado completo del Reglamento (UE) 305/2011, en el que se establece el documento de evaluación europeo-DEE para el marcado CE de los productos de construcción no cubiertos por las normas armonizadas: ¿Qué significado tiene esta publicación y qué ocurre a partir de la misma?

16/07/2015|

¿QUÉ OCURRE CON LOS DOCUMENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN EUROPEOS-DEE PARA LOS PRODUCTOS DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓN?

Santiago del Pozo, arquitecto
Responsable de la Oficina EOTA del ITeC

 

Los documentos de evaluación europeos-DEE son el nuevo instrumento que prevé el Reglamento 305/2011 para los productos no cubiertos por normas armonizadas, en lugar de las guías DITE y los procedimientos CUAP.  Una vez adoptados se envían a la Comisión para  que publique la lista de referencias de los DEE finales en Diario Oficial de la Unión Europea (Art. 22). A fecha de hoy, todavía no se ha publicado ninguna lista de referencias de DEE. Esto afecta a los DEE elaborados y a la guías DITE utilizadas como DEE.

Las normas europeas armonizadas y los documentos de evaluación europeos-DEE (EAD en inglés) son las dos especificaciones técnicas armonizadas que prevé el Reglamento (UE)

22/06/2015|