Product approval & certification

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BBA and DIBt sign ‘Memorandum of Understanding’

The BBA and Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) during the 21st World Federation of Technical Assessment Organisations (WFTAO) meeting in Madrid on 19 October 2016. The MoU will create a stronger bond and will improve the technical cooperation between the BBA and DIBt. The President of DIBt, Mr Gerhard Breitschaft, stated:

“I am very pleased that the MoU we have signed will help us intensify our cooperation with the BBA. I am absolutely sure that we will thus achieve strong synergies in the future.”

The BBA not only issues national and European approvals and assessments but also certifies and monitors the firms installing the products concerned. Claire Curtis-Thomas, who has been CEO of the BBA since 2014, added:

“Meeting with the DIBt team at the WFTAO meeting in Madrid was an absolute pleasure. This collaboration will open the doors to further exchanges of information and expert opinion.”

The MoU between the BBA and DIBt is the 9th memorandum DIBt have signed with an international assessment organisation.

For more information about the DIBt please visit the DIBt website.

Claire Curtis-Thomas and Gerhard Breitschaft

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