The construction industry is facing one of the most significant changes for a decade as CE Marking of construction products becomes mandatory in all Member States throughout the European Union and the European Economic Area. CE Marking for all construction products, covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment became mandatory after the 1st July 2013, and then the following year (1st July 2014) for fabricated structural steelwork. This represents a major development for engineers, contractors and steelwork specialists and it demands careful attention to the new obligations imposed.

This section of our website highlights how the steel construction sector has been working behind the scenes towards achieving CE Marking. Perhaps more importantly, it spells out in detail what it will mean for the rest of the construction sector and what you need to do to comply with the Construction Products Regulation that is the legal basis for the new regime.

Changes that took place from 1st July 2014 means that now all fabricated structural steelwork delivered to site has to be CE Marked. To comply with the new mandatory regulations only steelwork contractors with an Execution Class equal to that required for a project should be considered.

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