Structure of Working Groups & Application Groups

 
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General Assembly and Executive Committee

The General Assembly, comprising members of TEPPFA, meets at least once a year to define policy.

The Executive Committee is comprised of 12 elected members of the General Assembly



Application Group Buildings

Chairman: Mr. Horst Stimmelmayr

Concentrates on plastics piping systems for pressure and non-pressure applications for use inside the buildings with a focus on:

  • all relevant industry issues in the field of standardisation and certification, environment and promotion;
  • developments in the market regarding drinking water quality and the development of the EAS by the European Commission;
  • fire behaviour of plastics piping systems.


Application Group Civils

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Chairman: Mr. Floris Bordewijk

Concentrates on plastics piping systems for non-pressure applications for use outside the buildings with a focus on:

  • all relevant industry issues in the field of standardisation and certification, environment and promotion;
  • the application areas underground drainage and sewerage, foul and storm water, road and land drainage and infiltration;
  • promotion of plastics piping systems based on field experience, own investigations and proven performance.


Application Group Utilities

Chairman : Mr. Ian Crampton

Concentrates on plastics piping systems for pressure applications for use outside the buildings with a focus on:

  • all relevant industry issues in the field of standardisation and certification, environment and promotion;  
  • developments in the market regarding drinking water quality and the development of the EAS by the European Commission;
  • promotion of plastics pressure piping systems in the pressure and gas applications, based on proven performance and experience. 


Working Group Certification and Standardisation (CEST)

Chairman : Mr. Ludo Debever

Concentrates on:

  • support for the formulation of European Standards for plastic pipes and fittings;
  • promotion of third party quality certification and mutual international recognition of test results between institutes;
  • representation of the industry with the Commission and CEN resulting in proper direction for CEN/TC 155 'plastics piping systems'. 


Working Group Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Chairman: Mr. Zoran Davidovski

Concentrates on:

  • exchange of know-how regarding health- safety- and environmental aspects of plastic pipes and fittings;
  • promotion of good working practices, such as post use material collection for recycling.



Working Group Communication

Chairman: Mr. Ludo Debever
 
Concentrates on:

  • promotion of TEPPFA objectives and priorities;
  • communication support to TEPPFA Working Groups. 


Working Group Drinking Water

Chairman: Mr. Ilari Aho

Concentrates on:

  • all European policies pertaining to products in contact with drinking water;
  • standardization of national requirements for materials' suitability.