EUROPEAN TECHNICAL ASSESSMENTS

According to Decision No 1/JOT/WB/13 dated 27 September 2013 of the Minister of Transportation, Construction and Maritime Industry, the Building Research Institute has been designated as a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) authorised to issue European Technical Assessments.


The Building Research Institute is authorised to issue European Technical Assessments for construction products used in general construction within the scope of the following product areas:

Item

Product area according to Annexe IV, Table 1 to the Regulation No 305/2011

Area code1)

1

Precast normal/lightweight/autoclaved aerated concrete products

1

2

Doors, windows, shutters, gates and related building hardware

2

5

Structural bearings.

Pins for structural joints

5

6

Chimneys, flues and specific products

6

7

Gypsum products

7

8

Geotextiles, geomembranes, and related products

8

9

Curtain walling/cladding/structural sealant glazing

9

10

Fixed fire fighting equipment (fire alarm/detection, fixed firefighting, fire and smoke control and explosion suppression product)

10

11

Sanitary appliances

11

12

Structural timber products/elements and ancillaries

13

13

Wood based panels and elements

14

14

Cement, building limes and other hydraulic binders

15

15

Reinforcing and prestressing steel for concrete (and ancillaries)

Post tensioning kits

16

16

Masonry and related products

Masonry units, mortars, and ancillaries

17

17

Waste water engineering products

18

18

Floorings

19

19

Structural metallic products and ancillaries

20

20

Internal and external wall and ceiling finishes, internal partition kits

21

21

Roof coverings, roof lights, roof windows, and ancillary products. Roof kits

22

22

Aggregates

24

23

Construction adhesives

25

24

Products related to concrete, mortar and grout

26

25

Space heating appliances

27

26

Pipes, tanks and ancillaries not in contact with water intended for human consumption

28

27

Construction products in contact with water intended for human consumption

29

28

Flat glass, profiled glass and glass block products

30

29

Power, control and communication cables

31

30

Sealants for joints

32

31

Fixings

33

32

Building kits, units and prefabricated elements

34

33

Fire stopping, fire sealing and fire protective products, fire retardant products

35

1) Area code according to Annexe IV, Table 1 to the Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC


From the 1st July 2013, according to European Parliament and EU Council Regulation No 305/2011 of the 9th March 2011 which lays down the harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products and repeals Council Directive 89/106/EEC, European Technical Assessments are issued instead of European Technical Approvals.


Pursuant to Article 66 section 4 of the above Regulation, the manufacturers and importers may use the European Technical Approvals granted in accordance with Article 9 of the Directive 89/106/EEC before 1st July 2013 as the European Technical Assessments until the lapse of validity of those approvals.


The European Technical Assessments are voluntary documents without time limit and are issued for the following products:

  • not covered by the harmonised European standard (hEN)

  • not fully covered by the harmonised European standard, i.e. in the case when performance of the product in relation to its fundamental characteristics cannot be fully assessed according to hEN (assessment method in relation to at least one fundamental characteristic is not suitable or does not exist).


The European Technical Assessments are reference documents for placing these products with CE marking on the common European market after assessment and verification of constancy of performances and drawing up a declaration of performance by the producer.


The relevant statement attached to the application for issuing a European Technical Assessment is available in attachments below.