The Institutos Lactec has functioned as a Technical Evaluation Institution (ITA) since December of 2012. It was the first ITA accredited in the South of Brazil by the National Secretariat of Housing, of the Ministry of Cities.
The Technical Evaluation Institutions work on one of the projects of the Brazilian Programs of Quality and Productivity of the Habitat: the National System of Technical Evaluation (Sinat).
Its function is to evaluate products and process of civil construction, especially the innovative ones, aiming to give them approval with regard to their performance. Thus, when put into use by the market, these materials and construction systems will have the endorsement of an institutional previously inspected and selected by a federal government body, called a Technical Evaluation Institution, which evaluates the performance in various aspects, mentioned in ABNT NBR 15.575, Residential buildings – Performance.
The Institutos Lactec have been carrying out actions so that they can comply with the greatest possible number of evaluations present in the wide scope of NBR 15.575. In the near future, this pursuit will offer benefits to the national community with the provision of services of analysis, tests, and approvals for a wide range of facets of performance in civil construction.