- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 16 Aug 2017
To help develop this article, click 'Edit this article' above.
CE stands for Communauté Européenne (although it is sometimes taken to stand for Conformité Européenne). CE marking signifies that a product complies with relevant safety, health or environmental regulations across the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the member states of the EU and the European Free Trade Association countries; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
CE marking of construction products was first introduced in the Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 1988. The Construction Products Regulations (CPR) made it mandatory for certain products in 2011 and 2013, and from 1 July 2014, made CE marking mandatory for structural steelwork and aluminium.
This is not the same as the Kitemark, which indicates that a product has been independently tested by BSI (the British Standards Institute) to confirm that it complies with the relevant British Standard, and have licensed the product manufacturer to use the Kitemark.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
The Chartered Quality Institute explain the pathway to success for organisations implementing management systems.
An introductory article looking at where a duty of care can arise in the construction industry.
House of Lords committee encourages the use of off-site manufacturing in new report.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can go some way to show the impact of new buildings on their surroundings.
The shortlist for the 2018 prize for the UK's best new building is revealed.
Amendment to Bill aims to provide councils with greater powers to increase tax premiums on empty homes.
As the latest summer blockbuster 'Skyscraper' is released, we look at some of the best uses of buildings in film.
Read our introductory article on how to layout a building.
New cross-party report calls for combustible cladding ban to be extended to all high-rise residential buildings.
Dr Nicholas Falk, director of the URBED Trust, explains why metro cities are the future of urbanisation.