Commission consults industry

11 November 2014

A consultation on the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is being carried out by the European Commission, which is inviting stakeholders in the construction industry to contribute by 18 December.

The online survey is being run on behalf of the Directorate General Enterprise & Industry, and the information is being sought ahead of an implementation report to be produced by the Commission by April 2016.

The CPR is designed to ensure reliable information on construction products in relation to their performance, according to the Commission. It is looking to achieve this by providing a common technical language to offer uniform assessment methods of the performance of construction products.

The Commission said that these methods had been compiled in harmonised European standards (hEN) and European Assessment Documents (EAD). It said the common technical language was to be applied by the manufacturers when declaring the performance of their products, but also by the authorities of Member States when specifying requirements for them, and by the users of the products when choosing the products most suitable for their intended use in construction work.

The survey is being carried out by Risk & Policy Analysts, and can be found at http://rpaltd.co.uk/cpr_implementation.

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