This document specifies the requirements, the basic performance criteria and the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) for unreinforced, reinforced and prestressed precast concrete products made of compact light-, normal- and heavyweight concrete according to EN 206 with no appreciable amount of entrapped air other than entrained air. Concrete containing fibres for other than mechanical properties (steel, polymer or other fibres) is also covered. It does not cover prefabricated reinforced components of lightweight aggregate concrete with open structure.
It may also be used to specify products for which there is no standard. Not all of the requirements (Clause 4) of this standard are relevant to all precast concrete products.
If a specific product standard exists, it takes precedence over this document.
The precast concrete products dealt with in this standard are factory produced for building and civil engineering works. This document can also be applied to products manufactured in temporary plants on site if the production is protected against adverse weather conditions and controlled following Clause 6 provisions.
The analysis and design of precast concrete products is not within the scope of this document but it does offer, for non-seismic zones, information about:
- the choice of partial safety factors defined by the pertinent Eurocode;
- the definition of some requirements for prestressed concrete products.
Legislation related to this standard
Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec