The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) – replacing the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC (CPD) is laying down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products.
As part of the Better Regulation initiative, the CPR provides more clarification of the concepts and the use of CE marking; introduces simplified procedures, which will reduce the costs incurred by enterprises, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
By imposing new and stricter designation criteria to bodies involved in the assessment and the verification of construction products, the CPR is also increasing the credibility and reliability of the whole system.
The free movement of designers, civil engineers and construction services is now facilitated after the publication and EU-wide implementation of common European technical standards for structural design: the Eurocodes.
Supporting activities in the field of improving the competitiveness of the sector, specific policies, background research and technical assessment methods are increasing the level playing field for manufacturers, civil engineers and contractors.
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