European Technical Assesments
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.
Representations and Warranties
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:
Product area according to Annexe IV, Table 1 to the Regulation No 305/2011
Precast normal/lightweight/autoclaved aerated concrete products
Doors, windows, shutters, gates and related building hardware
Structural bearings. Pins for structural joints
Chimneys, flues and specific products
Geotextiles, geomembranes, and related products
Curtain walling/cladding/structural sealant glazing
Fixed fire fighting equipment (fire alarm/detection, fixed firefighting, fire and smoke control and explosion suppression product)
Structural timber products/elements and ancillaries
Wood based panels and elements
Cement, building limes and other hydraulic binders
Reinforcing and prestressing steel for concrete (and ancillaries). Post tensioning kits
Masonry and related products. Masonry units, mortars, and ancillaries
Waste water engineering products
Structural metallic products and ancillaries
Internal and external wall and ceiling finishes, internal partition kits
Roof coverings, roof lights, roof windows, and ancillary products. Roof kits
Products related to concrete, mortar and grout
Pipes, tanks and ancillaries not in contact with water intended for human consumption
Construction products in contact with water intended for human consumption
Flat glass, profiled glass and glass block products
Power, control and communication cables
Building kits, units and prefabricated elements
Fire stopping, fire sealing and fire protective products, fire retardant products
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.