Get involved in EAD work

EOTA is committed to working in close cooperation with construction sector stakeholders. To ensure this, EOTA regularly publishes calls for experts for its open project teams and expert groups. These groups serve to prepare and develop future editions of European Assessment Documents (EAD), Technical Reports (TR) or other guidance documents supporting EOTA's work. Other important aims of these groups are to promote a common understanding of technical advances in the construction sector and to encourage an open expert dialogue.

Open project teams and expert groups

The following EOTA project teams and expert groups are open to qualified experts from European associations.

Working groupDetailed description
PT 4

Fire

The project team supports Technical Assessment Bodies in the development of EADs by providing advice on how to address fire safety. WG members are also active in the relevant European exchange platforms, such as the EU Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) and the Advisory Group Fire of the European Commission.

Contact: Hans Naus (KIWA)

WG members: EOTA members, Construction Products Europe, Group of Notified Bodies 

PT 9

Dangerous substances

The project team provide advice on addressing the content and release of dangerous substances to Technical Assessment Bodies developing EADs. WG members are also active in the Expert Goup Dangerous Substances (EGDS) chaired by the European Commission.

Contact: Andre Glossmann (DIBt)

WG members: EOTA members, Construction Products Europe, CEN TC 351, European Commission

PT12

Sustainability

The project team supports Technical Assessment Bodies by providing expertise on how to approach sustainability in European Assessment Documents. 

Contact: Friderik Knez (ZAG)

WG members: EOTA members, Construction Products Europe

EG01 Fixings

Experts Group Fixings

The expert group deals with the further development of the European Assessment Documents resulting from the conversion of ETAGs 001, 014, 020 and 029. The relevant documents for this group are EADs 330232, 330499, 330747, 330196, 330284 and 330076. General questions related to fixings can be discussed here.

Contact: Beatrix Wittstock (DIBt)

WG members: EOTA members, Construction Fixings Europe (CFE), European Consortium of SME Anchors Producers (ECAP), European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE)

EG02 Expansion joints

Experts Group Expansion joints

The expert group deals with the further development of the European Assessment Documents resulting from the conversion of ETAG 032. The activity of the group will start after the completion of the revision of the EADs converting the ETAG, which are EADs 120093, 120109, 120110, 120111, 120112 and 120113. General questions related to expansion joints can be discussed here.

Contact: Georg Kohlmaier (OIB)

EG03 Cladding kits

Experts Group Cladding kits

The expert group deals with the further development of the European Assessment Document resulting from the conversion of ETAG 034 and the alignment of EADs related to cladding kits. The activity of the group will start after the completion of the revision of the EAD converting the ETAG, which is EAD 090062. General questions related to cladding kits can be discussed here.

Contact: Maria Bento (ITeC)

EG04 Bearings

Experts Group Bearings

EOTA has developed European Assessment Documents (EADs) for Bearings related products and EOTA Technical Board endorsed in 2022 the formation of a new Experts Group dedicated to this construction product family. The group focuses on reaching agreements to guarantee consistency in the assessment of this group of products, and particularly on the subject of revision of EADs 050004, 050009 and 050013.

Contact: Thierry Paulin (CEREMA)

WG members: EOTA members, European Manufacturer Association for Structural Devices (EMASD), European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories (EUROLAB

Get involved

EOTA Working Groups are open to experts representing EU associations active in the construction sector. Applications by EU associations can be addressed within the deadline of the call for experts to the EOTA Secretariat in Brussels (info@eota.eu). Unsolicited applications can also be considered. The following information should be included (in brief):

  • Name or reference number of the working group your organisation would like to participate in;
  • Motivation for your application;
  • Information about the scope of activity of your organisation and representativeness;
  • Acknowledgement of observer commitment (document to be signed by the organisation and the expert(s)).

Interested EU associations and organisations are welcome to nominate experts with high technical competence in the relevant product areas and good English literacy. It goes without saying that objectivity and a sound technical judgement are expected from all participating experts. All candidatures are subject to approval by the EOTA Technical Board.

    

Calls for experts

Open call for Industry experts until 3rd May 2023:

See the roadmap here

Experts Group Cladding Kits - EOTA EG03

In case of interest, EU associations should consider nominating experts with high technical competence in the relevant product area and English literacy. Within this framework, EOTA would like to encourage especially SMEs to seek for representation.

Applications by EU associations should be addressed by 3rd of May 2023 to EOTA Secretariat in Brussels (info@eota.eu) and containing the following information and documents:

◾Determination of the relevant work item the EU association is interested in (in this case, EG03);

◾Information on the scope of activity of the EU association and representativeness (preferably following EU transparency rules for consultative entities) and justification of the interest;

◾Information on the employer of the expert and the experts’ expertise (in brief);

Letter of commitment and Annex(signed).