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Accreditation

Steel Construction Certification Scheme

BD Structures operates to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Our certification covers design, manufacture and erection of structural steel frames.

Steel Construction Sustainability Charter

BD Structures have attained Silver Status.
Expires January 2023

Welding Certificate

Expires May 2024

Factory Production Control

Expires June 2024

Steel Construction Certification Scheme

Welding Quality Management
Expires June 2023

British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)

We are members of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and are a Registered Qualified Steelwork Contractor under their scheme.
Expires January 2024

Acclaim Accreditation

Accreditation of Health & Safety
Expires December 2023

Steel Construction Institute

We are members of the Steel Construction Institute
Expires December 2023

Construction Online Gold Certificate

We are pre-qualified with Capita’s Constructionline scheme meeting the requirements appropriate to public and private sector procurement
Expires February 2024

BIM Charter Certificate

We have the capabilities to work on Building Information Modelling Projects, and the company has achieved the BCSA Steel Construction Information Modelling  Charter.
Expires August 2023

UKCA Marking Compliant

UKCA Marking replaces the CE Marking to BS EN 1090-1 which became a UK legal requirement for structural steel products on 1st July 2014. This represents a major development for engineers, contractors and steelwork specialists and it demands careful attention to the new obligations imposed.

BD Structures Limited are fully compliant with this legislation and all of our products delivered to site will be UKCA Marked.

 As a symbol, it will be familiar as it will be a requirement for many years on products sold in the  such as toys and electrical goods. Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), new legal obligations have been placed on manufacturers, distributors and importers of construction products used within the EU to UKCA Mark their products where they are covered by either a harmonised standard or European Technical Assessment (ETA). This applies not only to constituent products (such as steel beams, bolts etc) but also to fabricated elements and systems made from UKCA Marked products. In the UK, penalties for non-compliance include suspension notices, prohibition notices, notices to warn, and application for forfeiture. For certain offences the penalties may include a fine, imprisonment or both. The CPR required the UKCA Marking of all construction products from 2020 and the UKCA Marking of fabricated structural steelwork from 2021.

The CPR describes the legal obligations it places on the construction supply chain in terms of ‘manufacturers’, ‘distributors’ and ‘importers’. However, the construction supply chain in the UK would normally be described in terms of clients, designers, specifiers, contractors and specialist subcontractors. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance to the UK supply chain on the implications of the CPR on steel construction.

The requirements of the CPR and CE Marking apply to construction products used on a project irrespective of whether that project was designed to National Standards (e.g. BS 5950) or to the Eurocodes.