Aggregates update, are you ready for the CPR?

The introduction of mandatory CE marking requirements starts from next Monday. It is important that aggregates recyclers are up-to-date with the appropriate standards and accompanying guidance documents (PDs).

Encouraging the wider use of aggregates produced from recycled materials that comply with aggregates standards helps promote more resource efficient construction.

The latest editions of the European Standards have now been published and include a new and essential standard BS EN 16236 ‘Evaluation of conformity of aggregates — Initial Type Testing and Factory Production Control’. This new standard consolidates the Type Testing and Factory Product Control requirements which were replicated in each of the individual product standards and combines the sampling and testing rates for all the aggregate products.

The most significant changes to the latest versions of the product standards are the inclusion of a new annex A in each standard which identifies source materials considered in the development of each standard and their status in respect of the scope of the standard.

A further change involves the use of common tables of properties and characteristics in each of the standards to improve consistency across the family of product standards, and where the particular property category does not apply to the use of the aggregate covered by the standards it is greyed out.

The new standards:

  • BS EN 16236:2018 Evaluation of conformity of aggregates. Initial Type Testing and Factory Production Control
  • PD 6682-1:2009+A1:2013 Aggregates. Aggregates for concrete. Guidance on the use of BS EN 12620
  • PD 6682-2:2009+A1:2013 Aggregates. Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13043
  • PD 6682-6:2009+A1:2013 Aggregates. Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242
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