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					          Changes and challenges in voluntary
           product certification to construction


                1st part
  Perception of actors in construction
                2nd part
Cooperation between certification bodies

          Patrick Nossent
    President of eurocer-building
             The position of the European
                       commission

 No national mark
 No confusion with the CE marking
 An added value with regard to the
  CE marking
 A demand of the market
                          The position of main
                               contractors

  Why cannot national marks be retained?
  Can the voluntary part of European
Standards (ENs) be covered by voluntary
marks?
  If, construction specifiers wish to specify
products to a higher standard how then
should they do it?
  What is the European Commission doing
to improve this situation?
                        The position of main
                             contractors

   CE offsets the balance of risks and
liabilities between actors
      CE disregards the interest of
   contractors
      essential purpose of VCMs is to
   involve a higher level of AoC
                       The position of producers


 not be required by bodies acting on the bases
  of a monopoly position
 the mark must add value
 the scheme must have transparent rules
 there should be freedom for anyone to start
  up a scheme if it complies with these three
  requirements
            2. Product certification
                   by licence


 1. Creation of a product-specific
  scheme;
 2. Inspection of the manufacturer;
 3. Testing of samples;
 4. Issuing of the certificate;
 5. Regular surveillance;
 6. Licensing the certification mark.
               3. How access to the
                European market?

Make a recognition system that
 fulfils the needs of the construction
industry
 facilitates manufacturers access to the
market in different countries
reduces barriers to trade
 recognises product certification
performed by eurocer building members
promotes product certification in general
                The eurocer-building
                agreement system



1. Agreement Rules for:
 one-stop-testing
 one-stop-testing and -inspection
one-stop-certification

2. One Agreement per product family

				
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