Ceram and SCI Announce CE Marking Partnership

Ceram and the leading technical authority in steel construction, the Steel Construction Institute, are to work in partnership to deliver an optimum testing and assessment service for their clients.

Keen to provide a more complete service from initial concept and analysis through to structural design solutions, the partnership recognises the relevance of Ceram's testing facilities to the steel sector and in particular its needs for CE marking, as well as the Steel Construction Institute's steel design engineering expertise.

By combining Ceram's facilities with SCI's specialist knowledge of the steel construction sector and its needs, clients will be better served going forward in what seems an ever more complicated regulatory environment.

Ceram has well established structural testing capabilities and been involved with numerous major projects, including most recently, The 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre. Ceram has a very large UKAS accreditation schedule and is a Notified Body for the testing of steel lintels and other building components in relation to CE marking.

SCI has experience of developing European Technical Approvals to cover unique construction products. A manufacturer can then progress towards CE marking, supported by a Notified Body who undertakes the assessment of factory production control. In partnership with a Notified Body, SCI can assist manufacturers in the CE marking process by developing the necessary European Technical Approval where a harmonized standard does not exist.

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