Precast concrete elements are modular structures that are gaining ever increasing popularity in construction, due to the many advantages they offer. They are a critical construction product, since their structural attributes directly influence the integrity and safety of buildings (houses, offices, industrial premises, etc.) and civil engineering structures (bridges, tunnels, walls and screens, etc.).
Sales of precast concrete elements in Europe are governed by the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. Manufacturers or their representatives in the European Union are solely responsible for compliance of their products with the terms of the regulation, both for trade and use. When a manufacturer identifies its precast concrete elements with the CE mark, this shows that the elements comply with the harmonized standards and therefore fulfill the essential requirements of the regulation. CE marking of precast concrete elements is regulated by a 2+ assessment system, which requires the intervention of a notified body to perform the factory production control audit.
Applus+ is Notified Body* for CE marking of precast concrete elements. We work with producers throughout the CE marking process of their products, from the testing phases through production control audits. CE marking of precast concrete elements is based on the 2+ assessment system and the following harmonized standards:
|EN 1168:2005 +A3:2011||Precast concrete products. Hollow core slabs|
|EN 1520:2011||Prefabricated reinforced components of lightweight aggregate concrete with open structure with structural or non-structural reinforcement|
| EN 12737:2004+A1:2007
|Precast concrete products. Floor slats for livestock|
|EN 12794:2005+A1:2007/AC:2008||Precast concrete products. Foundation piles|
|EN 12843:2004||Precast concrete products. Masts and poles|
| EN 13224:2011
|Precast concrete products. Ribbed floor elements|
|EN 13225:2004/AC:2006||Precast concrete products. Linear structural elements|
|EN 13693:2004+A1:2009||Precast concrete products. Special roof elements|
|EN 13747:2005+A2:2010||Precast concrete products. Floor plates for floor systems|
|EN 13978-1:2005||Precast concrete products. Precast concrete garages. Requirements for reinforced garages monolithic or consisting of single sections with room dimensions|
|EN 14843:2007||Precast concrete products. Stairs|
|EN 14844:2006+A2:2011||Precast concrete products. Box culverts|
|EN 14991:2007||Precast concrete products. Foundation elements|
|EN 14992:2007||Precast concrete products. Wall elements|
|EN 15037-1:2008||Precast concrete products. Beam-and-block floor systems. Beams|
|EN 15037-2:2009+A1:2011||Precast concrete products. Beam-and-block floor systems. Concrete blocks|
|EN 15037-3:2009+A1:2011||Precast concrete products. Beam-and-block floor systems. Clay blocks|
|EN 15037-4:2010||Precast concrete products. Beam-and-block floor systems. Expanded polystyrene blocks|
|EN 15037-5:2010||Precast concrete products. Beam-and-block floor systems. Lightweight blocks for simple formwork|
|EN 15050:2007+A1:2012||Precast concrete products. Bridge elements|
|EN 15258:2008||Precast concrete products. Retaining wall elements|
For this process, a series of tasks to be carried out by the manufacturer and another to be completed by the Notified Body are defined:
Responsibilities of the notified body:
CE Marking documents:
Applus+ has over 100 years of experience working throughout the construction industry. We perform certification processes and thousands of tests on multiple construction products.
* Applus+ is the commercial brand of LGAI Technological Center S.A., Notified Body nº 370.