Serving quality in the construction sector
Big or small, innovations can have a significant impact on making the sector more competitive, but we do not want construction sites to be a real-time lab for testing new ideas. The construction sector needs support to use innovations with confidence. The UBAtc supports construction players by promoting the development of innovations, their access to the market and their acceptance by users.
Indeed, technical approval is mainly aimed at products which are not traditional, which are used in systems which are not traditional or which are installed, executed, incorporated or assembled using techniques or equipment that are not traditional.
Enhancing the reliability and credibility of innovative products:
Technical Approvals are a visible means of differentiating a product in the market and aims at giving confidence to specifiers, architects and designers and installers and assemblers.
Improving the general level of quality and performance in construction
Every client pursues the same objective: that his investment meets the expected performance and that it is sustainable. To do this, he wishes to work with competent and reliable partners (architects, designers and contractors) and use products and systems with the expected performance, so that the structure in which they are integrated offers adequate stability, safety in the event of fire, cleanliness and safety of use, sufficient acoustic and thermal comfort, that it is durable, has the least (negative) impact on the environment and that it presents a certain aesthetic quality.
The Technical Approval is issued on the basis of a thorough analytical examination by experts on the basis of a study of documents, an evaluation by tests or verification by calculations, site visits, an evaluation of references, audits or any other appropriate verification during which attention is paid to all elements that have a bearing on regulatory compliance and influence the fitness for use.
The different types of technical approvals
Over time, responding to the particular needs of the stakeholders in the sector, the UBAtc has developed different forms of technical approvals: