News Item: REQUIREMENT FOR READY-MIXED CONCRETE (RMC) CERTIFICATION FOR STRUCTURAL WORKS
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Wednesday 06 January 2010 - 22:04:45

REQUIREMENT FOR READY-MIXED CONCRETE (RMC) CERTIFICATION FOR
STRUCTURAL WORKS


  • On 4 May 2009, BCA issued a circular on new standards relating to the
    production of structural concrete. These are SS EN 206-1a and its complementary
    standard, the SS 544b. These new standards have provisions for third-party
    certification of Ready-Mixed Concrete (RMC) producers to ensure the production of
    good quality concrete for structural applications.


  • The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) has recently developed a
    Certification Scheme for Ready-Mixed Concrete (RMC) which provides for third-party
    certification of RMC producers to SS EN 206-1 and SS 544 standards by certification
    bodies (CBs)c. The SAC is now ready to implement the Certification Scheme after a
    pilot run of the Scheme was completed successfully.


  • BCA will require concrete for building and civil engineering structures to be
    supplied by RMC plants which are certified under the SAC’s Certification Scheme for
    RMC. This will include on-site batching plants as well as plants supplying concrete
    for structural precast elements.


  • To allow RMC producers sufficient time to prepare and obtain the certification,
    there will be grace period of 9 months, effective from 1 Jan 2010, before this
    requirement takes effect from 1 Oct 2010. Thereafter, builders and Qualified
    Persons (QPs) should ensure that concrete for building and civil engineering
    structures should be obtained from RMC plants which have been certified under the
    SAC’s Certification Scheme for RMC. QPs are advised to incorporate this
    requirement in their technical specifications for all future development projects. The
    SAC will be listing certified RMC plants on its website at:


http://www.sac-accreditation.gov.sg/Admin/PCB/Pdt(rmc)CB_clients(website).pdf

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This news item is from SCI-Singapore Concrete Institute
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