Compliance with the UNE-EN 1090 Standard – CE Marking

The CE Marking is a declaration from the manufacturer of components of metallic structures that their product complies with the UNE-EN 1090 standard regarding the execution of steel and aluminum structures, within the scope of European Regulation 305/2011 on construction products. . The certification of metallic structures according to this regulation is mandatory and required since July 2014 to be able to commercialize and introduce a steel and / or aluminum metallic structure on the European market. The CE marking, by unifying technical requirements of all member states, ensures the free circulation of all construction products within the European Union.

Standardization helps products, processes and services adapt to achieve the purposes for which they were produced, while ensuring that health and the environment are protected, preventing barriers to trade and facilitating technological cooperation.

The UNE EN 1090 standard is a harmonized standard that is part of a group of standards dealing with the calculation and manufacture of steel or aluminum bearing components and structures.

It deals with the provisions for the conformity assessment (necessary for CE marking) of the components that imply conformity with the behavioral characteristics declared by the manufacturer of the components.

The building permit can be mandatory in very specific cases even for temporary construction.
Your sales agent will be able to help you in this matter depending on the characteristics of your project (status report, contacting the technical department, etc.).

The tents are designed and calculated in accordance with the provisions of Standard UNE-EN 13782 “Temporary structures. Tents Security”. Other regulations that are taken into account for the calculation and design of structures are:
– UNE-EN 1991: 1 “Eurocode 1: Actions in structures”
– UNE-EN 1993: 1 “Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures”
– UNE-EN 1999: 1 “Eurocode 9: Design of aluminum structures”
– CTE DB-SI “Safety in case of fire”
– Standard UNE 23727: 90 “Reaction to fire of construction materials”

EN13782 standard
Standard EN 13782 specifies the safety requirements necessary for the design, calculation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of temporarily installed mobile tents. These tents are intended to be set up and taken down multiple times without loss of material, temporarily and in the short or long term, anywhere and for various purposes.

Eurocode 1
Eurocodes are a set of standards that provide common methods for the entire European Union when calculating the structural elements of a building. In this way, the disparities between the regulations of the different states are equalized and the equivalence of the structural requirements and engineering services that are governed by these regulations throughout the European Community is facilitated.

A mere mention of resistance to wind speed does not guarantee the suitability of the structure to the Eurocodes. It is important to verify that the resistance marked is indeed the one that corresponds according to its location.

It is also important to take into account that the structure has to withstand snow loads and other assumptions that depend on its location or its altitude.

Compliance with the Eurocodes is a guarantee of quality as long as the project demonstrates that the design has been carried out in accordance with the conditions of the corresponding meteorological zone. To do this, you must have a confirmation of the wind and snow conditions depending on the altitude, the distance to the sea or the roughness of the terrain that have been taken into account in the calculation of the structure.


Compliance with the Eurocodes can be verified by checking the parameters that have been taken into account in the calculation of the structure.
In general, the following indicators help to check compliance with the Eurocodes:
– The size and cross section of the profiles that make up the structure.
– The solutions adopted for anchoring the structure to the ground and the union between the different components. – The reference to the Eurocodes in the documents provided by the manufacturer.