Cold formed products to be CE marked
The CE Marking of all cold formed products will be covered by the forthcoming harmonised standard EN 1090-1, which is likely to take effect at the end of year.
Dr David Moore, BCSA Director of Engineering, said all those manufacturers wishing to declare design characteristics of products, such as the load capacity, now have to design and/or test in accordance with Eurocode BS EN 1993-1-3.
This affects products such as cold formed purlins and rails, metal decking and metal cladding.
A new BCSA Task Group has been set up to investigate the implications of CE Marking and to monitor the development of the National Annex for BS EN 1993-1-3.
“The Annex will contain a calibration factor so manufacturers can convert their historical data into new data,” said Dr Moore.
“This is to ensure all the millions of pounds previously spent on product research isn’t wasted.”