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Why must I CE mark my construction product? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 August 2010 15:21

The intention of the CPD is to establish an Internal Market for construction products through technical harmonisation thereby removing technical barriers to trade.

In simple terms, the CPD is replacing all national standards, approval systems, conformity systems, or other systems, which can constitute technical barriers to trade in a single European system. This single European system is based on European harmonised technical specifications which will replace all conflicting national specifications. All these conflicting national specifications must be withdrawn once the harmonised European versions are available.

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The European Construction sector PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 August 2010 14:46

The construction sector is strategically important for Europe providing buildings and infrastructure on which all sectors of the economy depend. It is the biggest sectoral employer and a major contributor to Gross Capital Formation in Europe.

In our work with this sector we cover the whole lifecycle of the economic activity, from the exploitation of the raw materials to the recycling of buildings or civil engineering works. Our activities can be divided into two major subsectors: the Construction Products and the Construction activity. The objectives, the tools and even the focus of our work and the treatment are different for each of them:

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Technical specifications (Standards and ETAs) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 August 2010 18:38

High quality European technical specifications covering all relevant product regulations in Europe

The Construction Products Directive (CPD) recognises the following types of Technical Specifications:

Harmonised European Standards (Article 7 of the CPD)
An updated list of harmonised European Standards is available in NANDO-CPD

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Hygiene, health and the environment - Dangerous substances PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 August 2010 18:44

The Construction Products Directive states in Annex I that "the construction work, must be designed and built in such a way that it will not be a threat to the hygiene or health of the occupants or neighbours, in particular as a result of any of the following :

  • the giving-off of toxic gas;
  • the presence of dangerous particles or gases in the air;
  • the emission of dangerous radiation;
  • pollution or poisoning of the water or soil;
  • faulty elimination of waste water, smoke, solid or liquid wastes;
  • the presence of damp in parts of the works or on surfaces within the works.
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How must I CE mark my construction product? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 August 2010 15:25

The Construction Products Directive defines a number of tasks that have to be done. It also indicates who has the responsibility to undertake these tasks. In many cases it is the manufacturer who can perform all tasks and associated tests and declare that his product conforms to the harmonised technical specification.

In other cases the intervention of a third party, or "Notified Body" is necessary and it is this "Notified Body" that will have to perform certain tasks. The decision on "who does what" has been taken by the Standing Committee on Construction, a committee grouping all Member States authorities, a number of observers of Industry and specification writers, and chaired by the Commission.

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