Contruction Product Directive
To obtain the CE Marking, all construction products that are to be incorporated in a permanent manner in any kind of construction works, have to meet requirements of the European Union's 89/106 Construction Product Directive and corresponding harmonized standards.
The specific process varies according to the product and its intended use in the construction works. Entities involved in this process include the manufacturer and the independent notified body. Their respective tasks are defined according to the European Community Administration.
What are Inspections, Audits and Testing for Construction Products?
Bureau Veritas is an independent notified body for most of the standards covered in the EU 89/106 Construction Product Directive. Our construction product related services include:
- Conformity assessment services.
- Technical assistance to self-certification (CE Marking).
- Type approval process with laboratory testing and factory production control certification.
What are the key benefits?
- Ensures that products comply with the Construction Product Directive and are thus allowed to be distributed in the European market.
- More reliable and efficient manufacturing process.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas offers a high level of expertise and experience in harmonizing standards to define self certification and by verifying the compliance of regulation in a cost effective way.
Bureau Veritas is able to perform shop inspections in North America and in most non European countries where machinery is often manufactured.
Cost Effective Synergies
Bureau Veritas is also notified for directives relating to ATEX, pressure equipment, low voltage & electromagnetic compatibility, etc.
Active participation in various technical commissions, whether meeting European Union levels or another country's levels, enables Bureau Veritas to anticipate regulatory changes.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Which products are covered by the CE Marking 89/106 Construction Product Directive?
Any product which is incorporated in a permanent manner in a construction works, whether it is a building or a civil engineering facility. Examples include: aggregates, cement, pipes, membranes, sanitary appliances, wood based panels, bituminous mixtures, flooring, circulation fixtures, bricks, windows, doors, structural metallic products, thermal insulation products, structural timber products, etc.
When should a manufacturer apply the CE Marking on its products?
When a harmonized standard is published in the Official Journal of the European Community relating to one or several of a manufacturers product(s), the CE Marking should be applied. Usually, the European Commission publishes a complete list of standards twice a year. When the CE Marking is possible but not mandatory it is known as a "period of coexistence", if this "period of coexistence" is over, the CE Marking then becomes mandatory.
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