Certification is a means of promoting confidence in a product, construction system, organisation or person via inspection by an independent body.
Certification is, in fact, confirmation of the care paid to quality in a company
or organisation. It could be said that certification is pointless without quality
The existence of a certificate and the confidence that emerges through it simplify
decisions taken in relation to the awarding of contracts, stipulating products
in categories, as well as the execution and monitoring of work. It is as if the
goods had a letter of recommendation when presented on the market.
Certification has the best impact when the criteria to be met by a product, construction
system, person or organisation can be specified in an official manner.
These criteria are specified on the basis of a consensus within official organisations
involving all interested parties (public authorities, private consumers, architects,
engineers, contractors, producers, experts, laboratories, etc…).
Certification has already been around for more than 35 years and is also gradually
becoming more important in construction, primarily as a result of the increased
desire for quality on the part of the customer, the complexity of supply and the
proliferation of statutory regulations.
Certification is also a means of boosting quality care in general, leading to
efficient organisational management and improved economic results.