The “European Union for technical approval in construction” (UEAtc) is a de-facto partnership, which brings together, on a voluntary basis, national institutes, centers or organizations that are engaged in the issuing of technical approvals.
UEAtc is a network of European institutes and institutes from neighboring countries. Its members develop and maintain a proficient voluntary technical approval process supporting innovation in the building and construction sector, share experiences and try to avoid, whenever possible and thanks to a collaborative approach, useless repetition of activities, to the benefit of the stakeholders involved in the process.
In addition, the members may carry out other specific activities such as research, testing, certification, development of specifications, etc.
Aims and Activities
- The purpose of the UEAtc is to reduce barriers of any kind and to increase and promote a scientific approach for the Approval of innovation in the field of construction. This is made by ensuring that in various countries, the results of approval activities may be used as such, recognized or considered equivalent and used by members in the issuing of Approvals.
- UEAtc proposes to the market, on a voluntary basis, the capacity of its network of institutes in developing and issuing technical documents, the content of which goes beyond the mere placing of innovative construction products on the market.
- UEAtc technical documents are aimed at those stakeholders along the chain that, on various accounts, need to use them in order to construct and/or maintain works, offering them a technical instrument allowing a functional verification aimed at the use in the works, as well as a competent technical information and reliable support to the respective needs, choices or decisions.
- Effectiveness, relevance, coherence and technical expertise concerning results are the responses given by UEAtc to what it deems to be the needs of its own stakeholders. UEAtc maintains the appropriate balance between these principles and timely delivery.