The European Commission has opened a tender, to 8th November 2019 (16h), to finalise the European harmonised fire test (“alternative method” of assessment) for building façade products. The service provider should include an inter-laboratory ‘round robin’ test programme, define criteria for testing and for fire safety classification under the EU Construction Products Regulation and include a cost estimate for the proposed test method. The assessment method will cover external walls, facades and cladding systems fixed vertically (EIFS, EITCS, laminates, weather protective barriers, decorative stucco, wooden facades, metal composite materials MCMs …). The method should implement the conclusions of the study commissioned by the EU on a new “European approach to assess the fire performance of facades” (2018) see pinfa Newsletter n°95.
“Finalisation of the European Approach to Assess the Fire Performance of Facades”, 2019/S 179-434943, EU tender open to 8/11/2019 (16h) https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:434943-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML