Certifications and quality commitment
CE Marking of Construction Products
Regulation No. 305/2011 applies to construction products, i.e. products intended to be incorporated in a permanent manner in construction works.
Adopted in March 2011, it aims to harmonise the regulations of the Member States in order to facilitate the free movement of construction products in Europe while allowing Member States to ensure high health and safety standards for the users of constructions. The manufacturer or their authorised representative established within the Community must prove, by their own means or through an approved certification body, that their products comply with the requirements of the technical specifications, according to the procedures for attesting conformity set out in the Regulation.
CE marking of aggregates
Université Gustave Eiffel, a state-accredited body under the reference 1165, carries out certification activities for managing the production of aggregates with regard to the provisions of the European regulations. CE marking has been OBLIGATORY since 31 December 2004 for marketing natural, artificial or recycled aggregates for uses covered by one of the 8 standards in the table below. The aggregates standards establish two levels for the conformity attestation system: 4 or 2+.
|European standards for aggregates|
|EN 12620+A1||Aggregates for concrete|
|EN 13055-1||Lightweight aggregates for concrete and mortar|
|EN 13055-2||Lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications|
Aggregates for mortar
Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas
|EN 13242+A1||Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction|
|EN 13383-1||Armourstone: Part 1: Specifications|
|EN 13450||Aggregates for railway ballast|
Information on the rights and duties of certificate holders and our procedures for handling complaints and appeals is available in the certification programme.
In the event of non-compliance with the Construction Products Regulation, sanctions may be applied :
Criminal sanctions :
- Improper CE marking: Class 5 fine (€1,500 per unmarked product)
- Failure to present the CE certificate of conformity: Class 5 fine (€1,500 per unmarked product)
- Product with irregular CE marking: this is an offence of deception and falsification, punishable by a fine of €37,500 and two years’ imprisonment.
Administrative sanctions: DGCCRF/DDPP agents and the Directorate General of Customs have the power to seize and require compliance of the products concerned.
CE marking on protection kits
Find out more about the CE marking of rockfall protection kits.
An accredited “COFRAC Essais” organisation in accordance with ISO 17025, for the following four test programmes :
- ex-prog. n°3 : tests on hydraulic concrete and its constituents (MAST-CPDM/ Marne-la-Vallée campus),
- ex-prog. n°5 : reinforced concrete testing (MAST-SMC/ Nantes campus),
- ex-prog. n°29-1 : metallic materials testing, mechanical testing (MAST-SMC/Campus de Nantes),
- ex-prog n°105 : testing of special products for hydraulic concrete constructions (MAST-CPDM/ Marne-la-Vallée campus)
NB : In 1979, Université Gustave Eiffel was one of the five founding members of the RNE, which became COFRAC in 1994.
If you are dissatisfied with these activities, find out how to file a complaint here.
A “COFRAC Certification of Products and Services” organisation in accordance with ISO 17065 (since 1 May 2006), for the CE marking of aggregates (Regulation 305-2011 “Construction Products”), accredited body no. 1165 in accordance with the “2+” system (CPU, Factory Production Control audit) for aggregates quarries.