Certification Institutes

I.T.C. (Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione)

The I.T.C (formerly I.C.I.T.E.) is a Body of C.N.R., established in 1962 with the denomination ICITE, with the aim of performing a continuous research activity in the Building , especially addressed to the production technologies and to the industrialization of the building process.
As an active member of UEAtc, the I.T.C. (formerly I:C.I.T.E.) is authorized to release certificate of technical qualifications on the innovative products,  to perform product certifications according to National and Foreign Norms, and perform technical tests on products.The Institute carries applied researches, certification and training in the field of construction.
The Institute has as mission for  the improvement of the new buildings, the constant research of new methods and technologies for the construction, the handling of the cooling, the welfare provided by the housing, the reusable contruction, the evaluation of the performances and of the quality of the products and systems used in the construction.

UEAtc (Union Européenne pour l’Agrément  technique dans la construction)

This Body was established in 1960 with the aim stated by its Statute, to guarantee in the various European countres the comparison of the Agrements issued by the various members. He I.T.C. (formerly I.C.I.T.E.) joined this Body since its establishment.
The other members are:

  • BAM (Germany)
  • BBA (U.K.)
  • BOVERKET (Sweden)
  • C.S.T.B. (French)
  • FGW (Austria)
  • IAB (Ireland)
  • ICCET (Spain)
  • UBAtc (Belgium)
  • SBK (Denmark)
  • LNEC (Portugal)
  • NBI (Norway)
  • VTT (Finland)
  • CEN (Comité Eiropéen de Normalisation) at European level
  • EOTA (European Organization for Technical Approvals)


An independent body , private Company, that has been operating for over 40 years, avant-garde in its experimentation, certification planning and training, Istituto Giordano objective is to improve industrial quality by providing high quality services and assistance in all aspects of certification. The institute operates both in the mandatory sector of European directives and national legislation and in the voluntary sector for quality marking and certifications schemes, according to the norms UNI CEI EN 45000, and UNI EN ISO 9000.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 42'000 employees, SGS operates a network of about 1’000 offices and laboratories around the world. 
Originally founded in 1878 in Rouen as French grain shipment inspection house, the Company was registered in Geneva as Société Générale de Surveillance in 1919. Shares of SGS were first listed on (SWX) Swiss Exchange in 1985. Since 2001, SGS has only one class of shares consisting of registered shares. 
The core services offered by SGS can be divided into three categories: 

  • Inspection services. SGS inspects and verifies the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods. Inspection typically takes place at transhipment. 
  • Testing services. SGS tests product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards. SGS operates state of the art laboratories on or close to customers' premises. 
  • Certification Services. SGS certifies that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments (e.g. GOST R), standardisation bodies (e.g.ISO 9000) or by SGS customers. SGS also develops and certifies its own standards.