After issuing the first European Technical Approval (ATE) for a bonded anchor in concrete in 2001 and several other ETAs for this type of anchor over the last 5 years, CSTB has recently issued the first ETA delivered in Europe for the SPIT EPCON C8 rebar anchoring system in concrete.
Structural Sealant Glazing Systems (SSGS) called kits * and described in the ETA 002 guideline, are often used for office building facades, and now must have CE marking before they can be put on the European market. These systems involve several professions: the procedure designer or the facade contractor that designs and makes aluminum sections (directly or by subcontracting), the sealant supplier, the glazer, the bonder, the facade contractor who brings all elements together and produces the facade. It is the façade contractor who markets the "structural sealant glazing product". Therefore, he is responsible for CE marking. But before he can do this, he must check that the components comply with European requirements. This is the subject of the ETA (European Technical Approval), that addresses designers (procedure designer or facade contractor) based on the ETA 002 guideline that defines the expected characteristics of components such as sections, glazing, sealant, etc. CSTB recently issued seven ETAs.
CSTB has recently issued 5 ETAs (European Technical Approvals) on two special types of cement, and monitors their CE marking.