GLOSSARY

You can find the acronyms and terms used in relation to Construction Product Regulation, Construction Product Directive and other topics related to construction products here:

AoC – Attestation of Conformity

AVCP – Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance

BRCW – Basic Requirement for Construction Works

CEN – European Committee for Standardisation – link

CEN/TC – CEN Technical Committee

CEN/TC 127 – CEN/TC Fire safety in buildings - link

CEN/TC 250 – CEN/TC Structural Eurocodes – link

CEN/TC 350 – CEN/TC Sustainability of construction works – link

CEN/TC 351 – CEN/TC Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances – link

CEN/TC 442  – CEN/TC Building Information Models - link

CEN/TR – CEN Technical Report

CEN/TS – CEN Technical Specification

CLP – Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures - link

CPD – Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products – Construction Products Directive – link

CPR – Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products - Construction Products Regulation – link

CWA – CEN Workshop Agreement

DoP – Declaration of Performance

EAD – European Assessment Document

EC – European Commission – link

EEA – European Economic Area

EN – European Standard

EOTA – European Organization for Technical Assessments – link

EPBD – Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – link

ETA – European Technical Approval / Assessment (under CPR / under CPR)

ETAG – European Technical Approval Guidelines

hEN – Harmonised European Standard

MS – Member States

NANDO – New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations information system – link

NPD – No Performance Determined

OJEU – Official Journal of the European Union – link

PCP – Product Contact Points – link

PEF – Product Environmental Footprint – link

SME – Small and Medium Enterprise

REACH – Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals – link

TAB – Technical Approval Body

TRIS – Technical Regulations Information System – link

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