European technical approval

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The European Technical Approval and European Technical Approval by the previously valid CPD is used as entry into force of the European Construction Products Regulation European Technical Assessment or European Technical Assessment referred (ETA) and is a generally accepted proof of the technical fitness of a construction product within the meaning of the Construction Products Regulation in the Member states of the EU .

National responsibilities

The technical assessment body named by Germany is the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt).

In Austria, the Advisory Board for Issues relating to Austrian Technical Approval (SVBÖTZ) issues recommendations for approval in coordination with the federal states; however, approvals are granted by the relevant offices of the state governments in accordance with the respective state regulations.


Assessments according to the ETA are based on tests, investigations and technical reports by institutions which are determined by the member states of the EU and recognized by the European Organization for Technical Assessment (EOTA). An evaluation includes all important product features of a building product that are important for the fulfillment of the European building law requirements.

The European Technical Assessment is only carried out for construction products that are not covered by the scope of a European standard harmonized in accordance with the Construction Product Regulation EUV 305/2011 .

Basics of the ETA

Basics for assessing the conformity of a construction product with regard to the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation are largely laid down in the European standards harmonized according to the Construction Products Regulation. If a harmonized European standard does not apply to a certain building product, the European Organization for Technical Assessment (EOTA) will develop a European assessment document for the product in question.

The granted European Technical Assessment (ETA) allows the product manufacturer to CE mark the construction product and unhindered access to the European market or its contracting states. With a CE mark , the manufacturer confirms that he has carried out the required verification procedure and that his product is in conformity with the approval.

Up until July 1, 2013, EOTA had issued the "Guidelines for European Technical Approval" (ETAG) on the basis of the Construction Products Directive 89/106 / EEC, which has now been repealed. With the publication of the Construction Products Regulation EUV 305/2011 and the end of the transition period on July 1, 2013, the ETAG will no longer be developed because a change in the development process has made it necessary to rename it to "European Assessment Document" (EAD) ( Article 19 of the EU Construction Products Regulation EUV 305/2011). However, the ETAGs can still be used as European assessment documents (Article 66 of the EU Construction Products Regulation EUV 305/2011).

Together with the European harmonized standards (hEN), the EADs form the European technical specifications for the evaluation of construction products.

Austrian technical approval

The Austrian technical approval is the formal proof of the usability of a building product for which there is no uniform European approval and is limited to a maximum of three years. However, the sole Austrian technical approval does not entitle the user to affix the CE conformity marking.

See also

Web links


  • Dorian Krecek: European Technical Approval for Construction . In: AUSTRIAN building newspaper . No. 37 , 2006, p. 36-37 .
  • Ferdinand Schmid: Building materials and their approval . In: Housing research in Austria . wbfö. No. 2 , 2000, pp. 11-14 .
  • Michael Holoubek , Michael Potacs: Handbook of Public Commercial Law (=  Springer's Handbooks of Law ). 2nd, completely revised and expanded edition. Springer Verlag, Vienna, ISBN 978-3-211-36858-9 .

State Law Gazettes of the federal states in Austria

  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 51/1999 in Burgenland
  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 45/1999 in Carinthia
  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 0816-0 / 1999 in Lower Austria
  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 62/1999 in Upper Austria
  • State Law Gazette No. 87/1999 in Salzburg
  • State Law Gazette No. 80/1999 in Styria
  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 102/1999 in Tyrol
  • State Law Gazette No. 41/1999 in Vorarlberg
  • Provincial Law Gazette No. 32/1999 in Vienna