What does it mean for fastening elements in concrete and masonry?

ECJ judgement on C-100/13

According to ECJ judgment in case C-100/13 delivered on October 16, 2014, the Federal Republic of Germany is no longer allowed to impose additional requirements on the use of construction products with CE marking. This declaratory judgment applies to three specific groups of construction products, which are covered by the harmonized European standards (hEN’s) and refers to the Construction Product Directive (CPD) [1] that has ceased to exist in the meantime. However, the judgment shall be also implemented under the Construction Product Regulation (CPR, BauPVO [2]) which came into force on July...

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Issue 11-2015

60th BetonTage: Structural precast ­elements and CE marking

Next year, the BetonTage in the German city of Ulm will take place already for the sixtieth time. The reputation and status enjoyed by this leading German and European event is in good part due to the...

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Issue 2019-02 From Construction Products Regulation to Model Administrative Provision on Technical Building Rules

Background and new provisions for masonry construction

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Issue 2016-02 Background, interpretation, implications

The ECJ judgment -

A judgment delivered by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) entails a profound change for Germany in the approval of construction products bearing the CE marking: In an ECJ judgment against Germany...

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Issue 2019-02 Constructed wetlands

CE marking requirement and ECJ judgment

To ensure the free movement of goods within the European Economic Area (EEA), manufacturers must declare the conformity of their product with the EU directives and regulations applicable to the...

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Issue 2019-02 From Construction Products Regulation to Model Administrative Provision on Technical Building Rules

Solution under private law – Manufacturer’s Declaration and requirements documents

The CE marking does not provide any indication as to if and how a construction product may be used. Since ECJ judgment C-100/13 at the latest, national supplementary requirements that go be-yond the...

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