The CE marking of metallic structures is mandatory in Europe since 1/7/2014. It is regulated by the UNE-EN 1090-1: 2011 + A1: 2012 (EN 1090-1: 2009 + A1: 2011) “Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 1: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components”.
Depending on the function of the element and the material used in its manufacture, the regulations can vary:
→ Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 2: Technical requirements for steel structures UNE-EN 1090-2: 2019 (EN 1090-2: 2018),
→ Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 3: Technical requirements for aluminium structures UNE-EN 1090-3: 2019 (EN 1090-3: 2019),
→ Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 4: Technical requirements for cold-formed structural steel elements and cold-formed structures for roof, ceiling, floor and wall applications UNE-EN 1090-4: 2019 (EN 1090-4: 2018),
→ Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 5: Technical requirements for cold-formed structural aluminium elements and cold-formed structures for roof, ceiling, floor and wall applications UNE-EN 1090-5: 2017 (EN 1090-5: 2017).
The system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance for metallic structures according to Regulation (EU) 305/2011 is 2+. There are four execution classes (EXC1, EXC2, EXC3 and EXC4) and four declaration methods (method 1, method 2, method 3a and method 3b).
The EN 1090-1 standard establishes the general requirements that the Factory Production Control (FPC, SCPF by its Spanish acronym) must have. In the rest of the rules, the conditions are displayed. The EN 1090-2 standard is applicable to carbon steel structures and is the most common norm applied.
Both UNE-EN 1090-2: 2019 and the rest of the 1090 family standards refer to other criteria that must be taken into account when designing and developing the FPC: UNE-EN ISO 3834-2, UNE-EN ISO 15609-1, UNE-EN ISO 15614-1, …
Our work in CE Marking and EN 1090-1 projects, is the design and development of the FPC documentary base. Previously, we make an information collection visit to accumulate knowledge about the company (machinery, processes, personnel) and get an estimate of the degree of compliance with EN 1090 and related standards.
Once the PFC had been approved, our job is to help the company in implementation. Although it seems like the easiest part, it is usually the phase that takes the most effort. Changing habits and customs is not easy.
Finally, after a final check, our job is to help the company pass the notified body’s inspection (AENOR, Bureau Veritas, Applus, OCA global, …). Each notified body has a particular regulation that is the basis for its assessment.
Our Firm works in the field of CE Marking UNE-EN 1090-1 since 2012, two years before it was mandatory. We are one of the few engineering firms in Spain with a technical area specialised in EN 1090 and that works throughout the peninsula.
Since 2002 our Firm develops projects in the construction sector. At present, we are one of the leading engineering companies in the application of sectoral standards according to Regulation (EU) 305/2011.
This experience has only one recipient and one purpose: Your company.
Manufacturers of metal structures and supporting elements for any civil engineering and building work.
After the inspection process, the company will have the EN 1090-1 certificate of conformity issued by the selected notified body (N Mark of structural steel profiles, bars and sheets by AENOR, Bureau Veritas, Applus,…). The accreditation will reach the classes of execution and the declaration methods established in the FPC.
The CE Marking follows UNE-EN 1090-1: 2011 + A1: 2012 (EN 1090-1: 2009 + A1: 2011) “Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures – Part 1: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components”.