Structural bearings of bridges and other constructions are exceptional, high-risk elements whose behavior is closely monitored to ensure their structural functions as they work by transmitting forces and absorbing distortions and rotations of the base structure which has a direct influence on its safety.
Marketing of structural supports in the European Union is regulated by Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. Manufacturers of ther representatives in the UE are solely responsables for ensuring their products comply with the provisions of the regulation and the harmonized standards, indicating their confirmity with the CE mark. The CE marking for structural bearings is regulated by the Attestation of Conformity (AoC) under system 1 or 3 according to product and use, which requires the intervention of a Notified Body to carry out a factory production control and to classify the product with type testing.
Applus+ is a Notified Body* for the CE marking of structural bearings and we work with manufacturers throughout the entire CE marking process for their product. The harmonized standards for the CE marking concerning structural bearings are as follows:
|EN 1337-3||Structural Bearings. Part 3: Elastomeric bearings|
|EN 1337-4||Structural Bearings. Part 4: Roller bearings|
|EN 1337-5||Structural Bearings. Part 5: Pot bearings|
|EN 1337-6||Structural Bearings. Part 6: Rocker bearings|
|EN 1337-7||Structural Bearings. Part 7: Spherical and cylindrical PTFE bearings|
|EN 1337-8||Structural Bearings. Part 8: Guided bearings and restrained bearings|
|EN 15129||Anti-seismic devices|
The CE marking process for structural supports entails a series of tasks to be performed by the manufacturer and others by the Notified Body:
Responsibilities of the Notified Body:
CE Marking documents:
Applus+ have been testing construction products for more than 100 years and have completed thousands of tests and certificates for companies both nationwide and all over Europe.
* Applus+ is the commercial brand of LGAI Technological Center S.A., Notified Body nº 370.