Compliance with the EU’s Construction Products Directive is a reality for construction product manufacturers, as harmonised European Standards and European Technical Approval Guidelines come into full effect. Purchasers, specifiers and regulatory authorities expect to see products bearing the CE marking symbol and, in most European countries, marking is already compulsory. Many manufacturers are unclear about their obligations as regards this directive and need to be confident that they are receiving correct and unbiased advice about whether they need to obtain CE marking and if so, what they must do. This book offers a timely and thorough explanation of the directive and its application through harmonised European Standards and European Technical Approvals (ETAs). It leads the reader through the history and background of the CPD, explaining many of the fundamental principles and provisions, and then provides an in-depth explanation of all aspects of complying with the directive through its standards and ETAs, and the process of obtaining and using the CE marking. It goes on to look at other, related issues, such as where a product comes under more than one EU directive, what the manufacturer may expect once he has obtained the CE marking and is trying to sell his product throughout the European Union, and what is likely to happen in terms of market surveillance. The book presents each subject area logically and thoroughly and in a similar order as manufacturers will encounter them. However, some readers may prefer to concentrate only on those subjects which particularly interest them at any one time.
Adam A. Pinney, Stephen J. Rein
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