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24/06/2021

ETAs stand for safety, agility and productivity in fastening technology

To discuss the role of the ETA route to CE marking in the context of the anchor and fixing industry, we interviewed the Technical Director of Construction Fixings Europe (CFE) Thomas Holland-Letz. Mr. Holland-Letz, European Technical Assessments (ETAs) are frequently used in the fixing industry. Why are ETAs so important in your ...

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04/06/2021

EOTA's new Technical Board Chair talks about current priorities and the future of the ETA route

During its last meeting on 22 April 2021, the EOTA General Assembly appointed Matthias Springborn (DIBt, Germany) as the new chair of the Technical Board. In the following interview, Mr Springborn talks about goals for his term as TB chair and the future of the ETA route to CE marking.   For those ...

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19/05/2021

EOTA – 2020 Annual Report

During the last General Assembly on 22 April 2021, EOTA presented the 2020 annual report. With 60 EADs adopted and a record number of 44 cited in the Official Journal, 2020 was a successful year for the organisation. The report is introduced by a foreword of EOTA’s President Sebastian Wall on the ...

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28/04/2021

EOTA General Assembly with international presence

On 22 April 2021, the EOTA members got together virtually for their 18th General Assembly. For the first time, EOTA welcomed an observer from across the Atlantic, the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), headquartered in the United States and represented by its President Shahin Moinian. This was made possible by an ...

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15/04/2021

The current ETA route is perceived as the best option

CPR Public consultation results The current ETA route is perceived as the best option The European Commission recently published the outcome of its 2020 Public consultation on the Review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). It yielded some very interesting results on the ETA route to CE marking. Generally speaking, stakeholders seem to be ...

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26/01/2021

Eight questions for the new EOTA president

On 10 December, the EOTA General Assembly appointed Mr. Sebastian Wall from ITB Poland as the new President of EOTA. The EOTA news team took the opportunity to ask the new President eight questions. - Sebastian, you have just been appointed President of EOTA. Congratulations! How does it feel to be the new ...

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14/12/2020

General Assembly elects new EOTA president

The EOTA General Assembly appointed Sebastian Wall as the new President of EOTA. The decision was taken unanimously during the 17th General Assembly meeting on 10th December 2020. For the first time ever, the EOTA General Assembly was held virtually. Sebastian, Director Plenipotentiary for Competitiveness Strategy at the Polish Technical Assessment Body ...

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19/11/2020

"The ETA route is an integral part of the CPR acquis"

The outgoing EOTA president, Karsten Kathage (DIBt, Germany), looks back and to the future. Due to "Coronavirus delays", I will probably go down in the annals of EOTA as the longest serving EOTA president. It has been an honour to steer the common network of the European Technical Assessment Bodies for the ...

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13/11/2020

Consideration of ETAs issued by UK TABs after 2020-12-31

Consideration of ETAs issued by UK TABs after December 31st Scenario For the time being, products covered by assessments or certificates issued in the United Kingdom can still be marketed in the European Union without restrictions. This will however change as of 1 January 2021 (unless a new agreement with the ...

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29/10/2020

New EADs published

New EADs published A list of new EADs is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Technical Assessment Bodies are to use methods and criteria provided in the following EADs for assessing the performance of construction products which are covered by those EADs: EAD Number Title 030219-00-0501 Acoustic spray coating based on a water-based ...

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09/10/2020

Already 30 years of EOTA …

EOTA celebrates 30 years at the side of the construction industry The European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) celebrates today a major milestone. For 30 years, our organisation has dedicated its scientific and technological expertise to the service of the construction sector. In the following piece, Paul Caluwaerts, EOTA Secretary General from ...

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21/09/2020

Study on the added value of the ETA route

CPR – Added value of the ETA route The European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) would like to share with you the main results of the independent study developed by CSIL “EADs and ETAs: Added value to the construction sector”. - Executive Summary - Full report Background The current Construction Product Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised ...

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21/08/2020

Open letter CPR review continuation ETA route

Open letter CPR review continuation ETA route (Read the full content of the Open letter) The European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) is concerned over the radical changes proposed by the European Commission in the Refined Indicative Options for the Review of the Construction Products Regulation of 8 April 2020, especially with regard to ...

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20/07/2020

Spanish associations and bodies support the continuation of the ETA route in the future CPR framework

Spanish associations and bodies have addressed the benefits of the ETA route as a market-driven instrument for the construction sector in an open letter to Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and MEPs. The organisations appealed to the European Commission to maintain the ETA route in the event of a revision of ...

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03/07/2020

New EADs published

2020-07-03 New EADs published A list of new EADs is published Official Journal of the European Union. Technical Assessment Bodies are to use methods and criteria provided in the following EADs for assessing the performance of construction products which are covered by those EADs: EAD Number Title 030400-00-0605 Waterproofing kit based on polymeric membranes for in- and ...

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20/03/2019

New EADs published

A list of new EADs is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Since today, Technical Assessment Bodies are to use methods and criteria provided in the following EADs for assessing performance of construction products which are covered by those EADs:  EAD Number  Title  040427-00-0404 Kits for external thermal insulation composite system (ETICS) with ...

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