British Standards are changing to a harmonised system of uniform requirements throughout Europe. The documents in this section will provide informative background to the development and application of these standards.
The CPR came into force on 24 April 2011; however, some sections of the regulation have been deferred to commence in 2013. The main purpose of the regulation is to simplify and clarify the framework created by the original directive. It is hoped that while being more transparent, the new regulation will be more effective in ensuring harmonised conformity within the European Union in the regulation of construction products.
This is a series of notes prepared by the Joint Liaison
Committee of The Concrete
Society, Institute of Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention
Association. They address the requirements for BS EN 1504, Products and systems for the protection and repair of concrete structures These articles have been published in
CONCRETE and will in due course, be compiled into a Concrete Society Technical Report.