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AENOR Certification of compliance with the production control of the concrete manufactured in the plant in accordance with Royal Decree 163/2019
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AENOR Certification of compliance with the production control of the concrete manufactured in the plant in accordance with Royal Decree 163/2019

AENOR Certification of compliance with the production control of the concrete manufactured in the plant in accordance with Royal Decree 163/2019

On 1 July, Royal Decree 163/2019 comes into force. It approves the Technical Instruction for carrying out the production control of the concrete manufactured in the plant.

This Royal Decree revokes the Order of the Ministry of Science and Technology of 2001 and establishes the technical criteria that concrete plants must meet to carry out production control of manufactured concretes. It is of mandatory application to all plants that manufacture ready-made concrete that are not installed in the construction site itself.

Among the changes included in this Royal Decree, of particular note is the requirement that all plants should be assessed periodically by an independent organisation that will verify that the control of the component materials of the concrete, its storage, the facilities, the concrete, the documentation and the traceability comply with the technical criteria in the decree. As a consequence of this evaluation, a certificate will be issued that the concrete plant must attach prior to supplying the concrete. The Royal Decree establishes a period of 21 months from the time it comes into force for the concrete plant to obtain this certificate.

With the aim of responding to sector demand as quickly as possible, AENOR has requested the corresponding accreditation from the Spanish National Accreditation Body (ENAC).

To this end, AENOR has developed the evaluation procedures necessary to be able to issue the concrete plant with the certificate of compliance.

Two types of assessment are established, as provided for in Article 11 of the aforementioned Royal Decree:

  • An inspection that will address all the technical criteria established in the Royal Decree and that must be repeated every 4 years
  • A follow-up inspection to be carried out within two years of issuing the certificate, in which only aspects relating to the control of the installations and the manufactured concrete will be assessed. These inspections will be carried out every four years.

In support of the plants, AENOR, through its network of offices, offers the external laboratories they employ the possibility of requesting, in the event of it being necessary for them to undertake their activity under the provisions of Royal Decree 163/2019, the certification of their quality management systems in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015.

  • Construction
  • Building
  • Construction Work

AENOR is the reference organisation for the certification of construction products, issuing Officially Recognised Standards (ORS) in accordance with the EHE-08 for concrete steel products, etc. The AENOR N mark is also a recognised mark in other regulations such as the Technical Building Code for various construction materials.

The Construction sector is a strategic sector for AENOR.The overall offer of services to this industry is aimed at organisations from all sectors involved in construction:

  • Extraction of aggregates
  • Manufacture of construction products
  • Technical architecture and engineering services.
  • The construction of works, both with building for residential use and services such as civil engineering, including those which focus on hydraulic works, transport infrastructures, such as highways, roads, airports, railways, etc.
  • Infrastructure Franchise Holders
  • Installations and finishes in buildings and construction projects
  • Real estate activities
  • Housing developments
  • Royal Decree 163/2019(156​ kB)
  • AENOR regulations for the assessment of compliance with the production control of concrete manufactured in the plant in accordance with Royal Decree 163/2019 (forthcoming)