ARGE

The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

CEN/TC33

CEN/TC33 is the Technical Committee at CEN dealing with

  • Doors, windows, shutters, building hardware and curtain walling.

  • Portes, fenêtres, fermetures, quincaillerie de bâtiment et façades rideaux.

  • Türen, Tore, Fenster, Abschlüsse, Baubeschläge und Vorhangfassaden.

The Chairman of TC33 is Mr. Frédéric Wielezyinski, the secretary is Ms. Nathalie Girardot from AFNOR.  Members are Delegates from TC33 Working Groups (WGs) and from the National Standards Bodies. ARGE's Chairman, Mr. Hans Weissenboeck is a member of CEN/TC33.

Recently, TC33 is addressed by the commission services in order to present an updated version of Mandate M101, which covers all products standardized by TC33. This process started in April 2018.

Regularly TC33 meets once a year on a 2-day General Meeting. The last meeting was held on April 3rd and 4th, 2019. 

The TC deals with following products in detail:

  • pedestrian doors

  • windows (including blinds and shutters)

  • Building hardware related to doors, gates, windows and shutters

  • Shutters and blinds

  • Industrial, commercial, garage doors and gates and barriers (power or manually operated)

  • Power pedestrian doors other than swing type

  • Curtain Walling kits

Most of the products covered by M101 are restricted to the use of the products in fire walls or on escape routes.

Organisationally, TC 33 is devided into 8 Working Groups, WGs. One of them is WG4 dealing with construction hardware products.