DoPs in different languages
DoPs in different languages

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DoPs in different languages

Your reliable guide to quickly finding the right suspended ceiling.

The complete introduction of the EU Construction Products Directive on 01/07/2013 has resulted in a number of changes regarding the relevant verification of fitness for use for construction products and designs.

Our checklist lets you navigate to the right verification of fitness for use and/or test certificates for suspended ceilings in accordance with the EU CPD and DIN EN 13964 with the fire resistance requirements!

Good to know: OWA ceiling systems have over 60 test certificates (Resistance to Fire) that cover most types of ceiling shells.

Depending on the system, OWA mineral tiles fulfil the criteria up to fire resistance classes F120/REI180.

A special feature: OWA also tests the grid systems (e.g. load capacity) so that you receive a declaration of performance (DOP) for the entire assembly (incl. fire resistance) – all from a single source.

The declarations of performance replace the previous EU declarations of conformity. This allows the manufacturer to declare that their products and assemblies (fire resistance) comply with DIN EN 13964, including with regard to internal production controls regarding the technical parameters (key features in accordance with DIN EN 13964) and the reliability of performance.

OWA also provides legal certainty with regard to the necessary verification of fitness for use. This is extremely important for building approval, building documentation and entitlement to remuneration.

Take advantage of our checklist for your current project!


Your responsibility

If ceiling tiles and suspended structures have been delivered or manufactured for construction projects with a specific fire resistance class, for which the required declaration of performance and test certificate for the entire assembly is not present, there is a risk that the building authority will reject the building approval. It may be the case that the building cannot be put to use initially, not least due to the risk of criminal consequences in the event of a fire resulting in personal injury. If the verification of fitness for use is incomplete, this may jeopardise your entitlement to remuneration.

For example, this can result in losses in the form of downtime, costs for the procurement of a tested ceiling system and the expense for its retroactive installation. The planner, building material dealers (consulting liability) or drywall construction company who delivered or installed a ceiling and grid in the case of a tender for a fire protection ceiling (fire resistance),

for which a CE mark, declaration of performance and the necessary test certificates are not present for the entire system, are liable for these losses.

The responsible individuals for dealers and construction companies, i.e. managing directors or executive boards, must also assume that they are liable to recourse for losses for which the company is liable when deciding on a suspended ceiling that does not comply with the requirements based on the statutory liability regulations (§ 43 GmbHG (Limited Liability Company Act), § 93 AktG (Stock Corporation Act), §§ 823, 826 BGB (German Civil Code)). In addition, they are obliged to counteract risks and prevent losses and also take appropriate organisational measures to ensure that only products that satisfy the statutory requirements are delivered and installed. Executive Boards of listed companies may even be compelled to publish an ad-hoc press release in accordance with § 15 WpHG (Securities Trading Act), if compensation claims are expected due to the delivery or use of inadequate construction products, which may impact on the company's share price.

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