New Lists of Standards for Machinery, ATEX and Construction Products

Today, the European Commission has published new lists of European harmonised standards for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU), and a new list of EADs for the Construction Products Regulation.

The Lists of harmonised standards are added to the CE Marking Library. Also the standards database will be updated shortly.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

CE marking of fabricated structural steelwork under the Construction Products Regulation

Here is a great video explaining about CE marking of fabricated structural steelwork under the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011). The video is also supported by a information rich “encyclopedia”: http://www.steelconstruction.info/CE_marking. Although the information aims at the UK industry, most of it applies to any company that intends to make available fabricated structural steelwork in the European Union.

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Amendments to The European Construction Products Regulation 305/2011

Two weeks ago, the European Commission has published two documents that amend the European Union Construction Products Regulation. These documents were already adopted back in February 2014. One amendment (Commission Regulation 568/2014 of 27 May 2014) is regarding the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of construction products. The second amendment (Commission Regulation 574/2014 of 28 May 2014) introduces changes to the Declaration of Performance. The changes are quite significant. Let’s have a look.

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The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Explained – Interview with Harm Verster

In this interview, Harm Verster explains how construction products can get CE marking in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.

Please leave tour comments or questions about the CPR 305/2011 in the comment box below.

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Han Zuyderwijk

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Notified Bodies Explained

The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article I will discuss what the role and responsibilities of a Notified Bodies are.

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Fabricated Structural Steelwork and the Engineers’ Responsibility

In order to obtain an eligible end product, there are several steps that must be followed by the different participants of the entire proceeding: starting with the construction phase and ending with placing the product on the market. In this article we will focus on the responsibilities an engineer is subject to.

The engineer should pursue the BS EN 1090-2 (the Technical Requirements for Steel Structures) requirements and specify the Execution Class for the structure as a whole, the components and the details. It is essential to note that in some cases, the components and details may have distinctive features. Thus, they have to be mentioned accordingly and separately.