Feb 252014

With the implementation of the Construction Product Regulation 305/2011 on July 1st 2013 the previous Construction Product Directive 89/106/EU was definitely superseded. As one of the current requirements, the manufacturers of construction products must deliver with every order a Declaration of Performance, in addition to the CE Marking.

On February 21st, the Official Journal of the European Union published the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 157/2014 of 30th October 2013 on the condition for making a Declaration of Performance on construction products available on a website.

According to the regulation, Economic operators may make available a declaration of performance on a website, provided that the comply all of the following conditions.

1) They shall ensure that the content of a declaration of performance is not altered after it has been made available on the website.

2) They shall ensure that the website where the declarations of performance drawn up for construction products have been made available is monitored and maintained so that the website and the declarations of performance are continuously available to recipients of construction products.

3) They shall ensure that the declaration of performance may be accessed by the recipients of construction products free of charge for a period of 10 years after the construction product has been placed on the market, or for such other period that may be applicable in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

4) they shall provide instructions to the recipients of construction products on how to access the website and the declarations of performance drawn up for such products available on that website.

You can access the regulation through the following link.

Dec 122012

On January 1st 2013 there will come into force Regulation 1025/2012, which establishes the new legal frame for the European standardization and represents a resounding support and political recognition of the European Institutions and Members States to the standardization activity.

The Regulation can be downloaded here.

AENOR has published an article in order to inform about its most relevant aspects and implications, such as the clues of standardization of the following years. This article can be consulted through the following link.

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