Role of accreditation in this sector
The services provided by accredited bodies in the construction sector range from the testing and certification of materials and construction products to the certification of personnel in the construction sector.
Because their results are essential for assessing the fire protection properties of materials and buildings, the accreditation of fire testing bodies is very important.
Accreditation also offers benefits beyond the issue of safety: in the construction industry, companies can have themselves prequalified by an accredited body in order to achieve easier access and efficiency gains for the submission of tenders and awarding of contracts for construction work in Germany.
Our technical units in the Construction sector
Construction and Construction Products | Fire Protection | Mining
The focus of this technical unit is on accreditations in the areas of construction products, construction, fire protection and mining. In this context, the unit offers accreditations in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1.
Electrical Engineering | Telecommunication | EMC | Active Medical Devices
This technical unit accredits on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 in the areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, EMC and active medical devices.
Certification of Persons and Management systems (cross-sector)
The Certification of Persons and Management Systems (Cross-Sector) technical unit manages the accreditation of certification bodies for management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 for various management system certification standards and for persons in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.
Financial, Competition and Procurement Systems | Prevention of Corruption and Money Laundering | Trade | Craft
The Financial, Competition and Procurement Systems | Prevention of Corruption and Money Laundering | Trade | Craft technical unit accredits on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.
Application examples of accredited services in this field of activity
- Basis for notification in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation)
- Third-party testing for the installation of mineral building materials or plastic components in landfill sealing systems in accordance with the German Landfill Ordinance (DepV)
- Testing of fire behaviour, fire resistance or external fire performance
- Prequalification of construction companies