The European technical assessment (ETA) is an alternative for construction products not covered by a harmonised standard. It is a document providing information on their performance assessment. The procedure is established in the construction products regulation and offers a way for manufacturers to draw up the declaration of performance and affix the CE marking. It contributes to the free movement of construction products and the creation of a strong single market.
The main content of the European technical assessment is information on the intended use and performance of a product.
The European assessment document (EAD) is a harmonised technical specification for construction products. It is developed by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) for cases where a product is not fully covered by harmonised European standards. EADs are the basis for issuing European technical assessments. The document contains
Technical assessment bodies (TABs) assess construction products on the base of European assessment documents. These bodies are designated by EU countries according to national procedures. A list of technical assessment bodies including their respective product areas is available in the NANDO-CPR database.
To facilitate the co-operation of technical assessment bodies, the European Organisation for Technical Assessment was established. The organisation carries out the following tasks