The Royal Decree 163/2019 replaces the Ministerial Order 11/21/2001. It adjusts to the current Instruction EHE-08, and takes into account the latest draft of the Structural Code as well as the provisions of Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 “Harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products”.
It represents an important step in the standardisation of the sector. Until now, the controls in the concrete plants had a voluntary nature (e.g. DOR, AENOR mark, Applus, …) or were limited only to checks on the product.
To comply with the requirements of the Royal Decree, all concrete plants must undergo complete inspections every four years and follow-up inspections every two, and ENAC must accredit the control body.
In the works, the facultative directions and control bodies are obliged to request the R.D. 163/2019 accreditation to their concrete suppliers.
To successfully pass the inspection of the control body, the plant must have a Factory Production Control (FPC, SCPF by its Spanish acronym). The production control carried out by the concrete manufacturer must include:
FPC R.D. 163/2019 defines the operating guidelines of the plant through written instructions. The control body reviews the documentary base and the guidelines established in the company to verify conformance to requirements.
The work of the accredited body is to review the documentary base and verify its compliance with the R.D. 163/2019. Once the FPC has been verified, it will inspect the facilities to confirm that the plant follows the systematics described in the documentary base.
OAK has been working in the accreditation of construction products since 2004 and in the certification of concrete since 2008. Our Firm is one of the few existing with a department specialised in construction products that works nationwide.
Our work in concrete quality control projects R.D. 163/2019 consist of:
Our function is to develop a documentary base adapted to the company and the requirements of R.D. 163/2019, bring our clients support and supervision to the establishment of the FPC, and advise and support them during the audit of the control body.
We have developed all these functions in multiple construction product manufacturing companies, ensuring the success and future of the plants.
We develop our activity throughout Spain, especially in Catalonia, Andalusia, Aragon, Extremadura, the Basque Country-Euskadi, the Balearic Islands, Castilla and Leon, the Valencian Community, among others.
After the inspection process, the company will have the R.D. 163/2019 issued by the entity accredited by ENAC selected (AENOR, Bureau Veritas, Applus, OCA global, AW, Verus, …).
The accreditation will include the plants reflected in the scope of the FPC.