CE marking of aggregates

Since 2004, the European Union has required CE marking for aggregates used in construction. In 2009, requirements were established for recycled aggregates. At present, it is essential in aggregates for concrete, bituminous mixtures, sub-bases and granular layers of roads, mortars, breakwaters and ballast.

Since June 1, 2004, all aggregates marketed in Spain for use in construction products must have the CE Marking. The system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance is 2+ (Regulation (EU) 305/2011 of construction products).

The primary Spanish technical standards establish the requirements of CE Marking in aggregates: EHE-08 (about to be repealed by the future Structural Code), PG-3…

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Depending on the use of the material, CE Marking of the aggregate must comply with one standard or another, to ensure its standardisation and quality control:

  • Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction UNE-EN 13242: 2003 + A1: 2008 (EN 13242: 2002 + A1: 2007),
  • Aggregates for concrete UNE-EN 12620: 2003 + A1: 2009 (EN 12620: 2002 + A1: 2008),
  • Aggregates for mortar UNE-EN 13139: 2003 and UNE-EN 13139 / AC: 2004 (EN 13139: 2002 and EN 13139: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas UNE-EN 13043: 2003 and UNE-EN 13043 / AC: 2004 (EN 13043: 2002 and EN 13043: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • Lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout UNE-EN 13055-1: 2003 and UNE-EN 13055-1 / AC: 2004 (EN 13055-1: 2002 and EN 13055-1: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • Lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications UNE-EN 13055-2: 2005 (EN 13055-2: 2004),
  • Armourstone UNE-EN 13383-1: 2003 and UNE-EN 13383-1 / AC: 2004 (EN 13383-1: 2002 and EN 13383-1: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • Aggregates for railway ballast UNE-EN 13450: 2003 (EN 13450: 2002).

In 2009, recycled aggregates were included in the harmonised standards, so that not only natural aggregate quarries but also recycled aggregate recovery plants (construction waste managers) must produce standardised products.

The CE Marking of aggregates requires that the processing plant complies with a series of guidelines:

  • Evaluation of the product, that is, typification of the product by type tests and periodic control according to a self-control plan,
  • Factory Production Control, through the establishment of organisational, control and inspection and testing measures,
  • Certification by an Independent Body (AENOR, Applus, Bureau Veritas, OCA global…),
  • Declaration of benefits.
We provide solutions

Our company is one of the leading engineering companies in this type of project. According to the needs of the client, our services may vary:

  • Checkup or prior inspection,
  • Design and development of the Factory Production Control (FPC),
  • Implementation and improvement of the FPC,
  • Support and advice during the examination of the Notified Body,
  • Maintenance (outsourcing) and periodic control of the FPC (CE marking).

Our company develops CE Marking projects in the different autonomous communities: Extremadura, Andalusia, Catalonia, Aragon, Castilla and Leon, Illes Balears, Comunitat Valenciana, among others.

Our clients are aggregate plants and quarries with different levels of production that demand professional and qualified services, and want to focus on their professional activity. The performance and quality control of aggregates, harmonised standards or production control may vary continuously, requiring monitoring and control that our Firm provides.

This solution is aimed at
  • Natural aggregate quarries,
  • Aggregate processing plants,
  • Construction and demolition waste managers,
  • Recycled aggregate recovery plants.
What our customers get
  • CE marking of aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction UNE-EN 13242: 2003 + A1: 2008 (EN 13242: 2002 + A1: 2007),
  • CE marking of aggregates for concrete UNE-EN 12620: 2003 + A1: 2009 (EN 12620: 2002 + A1: 2008),
  • CE marking of aggregates for mortar UNE-EN 13139: 2003 and UNE-EN 13139 / AC: 2004 (EN 13139: 2002 and EN 13139: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • CE marking of aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas UNE-EN 13043: 2003 and UNE-EN 13043 / AC: 2004 (EN 13043: 2002 and EN 13043: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • CE marking of lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout UNE-EN 13055-1: 2003 and UNE-EN 13055-1 / AC: 2004 (EN 13055-1: 2002 and EN 13055-1: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • CE marking of lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications UNE-EN 13055-2: 2005 (EN 13055-2: 2004),
  • CE marking of armourstone UNE-EN 13383-1: 2003 and UNE-EN 13383-1 / AC: 2004 (EN 13383-1: 2002 and EN 13383-1: 2002 / AC: 2004),
  • CE marking of aggregates for railway ballast UNE-EN 13450: 2003 (EN 13450: 2002).

Satisfied customers

Tecnocatalana de runes, S.L.
TECNOCATALANA DE RUNES, S.L. It is one of the largest plants in Spain dedicated to the manufacture of recycled aggregate. The facilities have a treatment...
Mac Insular, S.L.
MAC INSULAR, S.L. is the public concessionaire for the management of construction, demolition, large and tire waste on the island of Mallorca.
Hercal Diggers
Hercal Diggers S.L. is a company dedicated mainly to carrying out demolition, and the execution of civil works projects.
Excavacions i Transports Segu, S.L.
EXCAVACIONS I TRANSPORT SEGÚ, S.L. works mainly in the realisation of earthworks and excavation, demolitions, and transport and manufacture of aggregates.
Gestora de Runes de la Construcció, S.A.
GRC (GESTORA DE RUNES DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓ) is the public-private joint venture that manages the controlled disposal of construction waste in Catalonia.
Áridos Curto, S.L.
ÁRIDOS CURTO, S.L. Its main activity is the manufacture of fresh concrete and natural aggregates.
Prefabricats Torre-Foix, S.L.
PREFABRICATS TORRE-FOIX, S.L. is a family business dedicated to the precast concrete manufacture (mainly used for walls and floors) and aggregates.
Grup Castellot
ARENES I GRAVES CASTELLOT, S.A. is one of the leading concrete manufacturers in central Catalonia.
Áridos Autol S. A.
ÁRIDOS AUTOL S. A. is dedicated to the rental of machinery, execution of excavations and manufacture of concrete and natural aggregates.
Áridos Mijares S. L.
Áridos Mijares S. L. is dedicated to earthworks, waste management and the production of recycled aggregates.
Arids Costabella Freixas
Arids Costabella Freixas is dedicated to the extraction, manufacture and sale of natural and recycled aggregates, and the performance of earthworks and demolition.
Synergies
The CE marking of aggregates can be complemented with other control systems, whether in the field of control of products or facilities (e.g. quality control of concrete DOR, RD 163/2019), quality (ISO 9001), sustainability (ISO 14001, Environmental Product Declarations DAP, ...) and occupational health and safety (ISO 45001).
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