Construction products, structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus and tanks)  

CEN/TC 53 'Temporary works equipment' conducts standardization activities in the area of temporary works equipment used for maintenance, building, construction work and for temporary structures made of the same equipment. The products and systems are normally intended for repeated use. Standardization of machinery is excluded.

CEN developed a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) on smart CE marking. This CWA is foreseen to be a reference document and serve as a basis for the implementation of the smart CE marking concept into harmonised standards under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

JIS action 5

Action 5 of the ‘Joint Initiative on Standardization’ (JIS) under the Single Market Strategy, aims at aiding the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation - CPR (EU) 305/2011 - through standards.

One of the focal points under this JIS action concerns the provision of guidance to standardizers working within the construction sector to ensure a common understanding on the role of harmonized standards in the CPR context.

With the aim of training standardizers, a one-day workshop was organized by CEN-CENELEC in collaboration with Construction Products Europe, included:

  • a discussion on lessons learnt from past non-citations of harmonized standards in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU);
  • an informative presentation on recent updates within the construction sector related to mandates and standards;
  • the provision of guidance to the technical experts for drafting of Harmonized European Standards (hENs) in support of CPR (e.g. classes and thresholds and dangerous substances).

Presentations and audio from this workshop are publicly available here.

For more information contact Nuno PARGANA.

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Technical bodies and activities

CEN/WS Smart-CE-Marking Smart CE marking for the construction industry
CEN/SS B02 Structures
CEN/TC 104 Concrete and related products
CEN/TC 112 Wood-based panels
CEN/TC 124 Timber structures
CEN/TC 125 Masonry
CEN/TC 128 Roof covering products for discontinuous laying and products for wall cladding
CEN/TC 129 Glass in building
CEN/TC 134 Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings
CEN/TC 154 Aggregates
CEN/TC 163 Sanitary appliances
CEN/TC 166 Chimneys
CEN/TC 167 Structural bearings
CEN/TC 175 Round and sawn timber
CEN/TC 177 Prefabricated reinforced components of autoclaved aerated concrete or light-weight aggregate concrete with open structure
CEN/TC 178 Paving units and kerbs
CEN/TC 185 Fasteners
CEN/TC 187 Refractory products and materials
CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics
CEN/TC 203 Cast iron pipes, fittings and their joints
CEN/TC 208 Elastomeric seals for joints in pipework and pipelines
CEN/TC 217 Surfaces for sports areas
CEN/TC 218 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies
CEN/TC 227 Road materials
CEN/TC 229 Precast concrete products
CEN/TC 241 Gypsum and gypsum based products
CEN/TC 246 Natural stones
CEN/TC 254 Flexible sheets for waterproofing
CEN/TC 277 Suspended ceilings
CEN/TC 297 Free-standing industrial chimneys
CEN/TC 303 Floor screeds and screed materials
CEN/TC 33 Doors, windows, shutters, building hardware and curtain walling
CEN/TC 336 Bituminous binders
CEN/TC 349 Sealants for joints in building construction
CEN/TC 357 Stretched ceilings
CEN/TC 361 Polymer modified bituminous thick coatings for waterproofing - Definitions/requirements and test methods
CEN/TC 407 Cylindrical helical springs made from round wire and bar - Calculation and design
CEN/TC 50 Lighting columns and spigots
CEN/TC 51 Cement and building limes
CEN/TC 53 Temporary works equipment
CEN/TC 67 Ceramic tiles
CEN/TC 88 Thermal insulating materials and products
CEN/TC 99 Wallcoverings
ECISS/TC 103 Structural steels other than reinforcements
ECISS/TC 104 Concrete reinforcing and prestressing steels

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