EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR THE CONCRETE REPAIR INDUSTRY

This article discusses the creation of a European Concrete Repair Federation and its relation to the European Construction Products Directive (CPD) to be implemented by mid-1991. The aim of the CPD is to provide for the free movement, sale and use of construction products, which are fit for their intended use and able to meet the essential requirements of structures, in which they are incorporated. Products will be presumed fit for their intended use, if they bear a CE mark showing their conformity to a European Standard or technical approval. The CPD has defined the following essential requirements in formulating standards: (1) mechanical resistance and stability; (2) safety in event of fire; (3) hygiene, health and the environment; (4) safety in use; (5) protection against noise; (6) energy economy and heat retention. In January 1989, the European Federation of National Associations of Specialist Repair Contractors and Material Suppliers to the Construction Industry (EFNARC) was formed, aiming to: (1) promote and protect the interests of European specialist repair contractors and material suppliers; (2) collect, evaluate, disseminate and promote knowledge on all matters relevant to the repair and strengthening of structures.

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    Palladian Publications Limited

    14 Park Street
    Windsor, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parker, A J
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-29
  • Serial:
    • CONSTRUCTION REPAIR
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: PALLADIAN PUBLICATIONS LTD
    • ISSN: 0967-0726

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM