Benefits of DAU
The DAU, Document of Assessment for fitness of Use, is an alternative to the existing gap in regulations for a wide range of non-traditional construction products and solutions. Owing to this gap, many manufacturers need that the quality of their product is assessed by an approved body regarding the intended use in defined building solutions.
There might be other cases for which this need exists even for standardized products with performances already known but without identified conditions for installing the product into the construction works.
In response to these situations, ITeC has developed the volunteer option of DAU (Document of Assessment for Fitness of Use), that counts on official acknowledgement from Spanish Public Administration. DAU is a favourable opinion for the intended use of the product stated in the document, by means of assessing its fitness for defined intended uses. In a DAU, the performances of product are considered as well as the building elements formed by the product itself as established building solutions.