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29/08/2013 > Enquete satisfaction 2013
07/01/2013 > 22/10/2013 : 3rd "Matinale" of AFCAB
06/10/2012 > Revision of the standards concerning couyplers
23/07/2012 > Activity report 2011
04/07/2012 > 23/10/2012 : 2nd "Matinale" of AFCAB
04/06/2012 >
29/03/2012 > Revision of the AFCAB certification rules concerning the fixing on site of reinforcing steels
26/10/2011 > First AFCAB "Matinale"
02/09/2011 > Modification of the French seismic regulation
02/03/2011 >
02/01/2011 > New NF A 35-020 standards
20/10/2010 > 20th anniversary of AFCAB
12/09/2010 > Issue of revised standards EN ISO 15630-1 and -2
28/06/2010 > Activity report 2009
28/06/2010 > 20 years of AFCAB
28/06/2010 > Delivery of the 100th certificate NF - Armatures 31st May 2010
28/06/2010 > Speech of the Chairman of the Comité particulier NF - Armatures
28/06/2010 > Speech of the Chairman of AFCAB
28/06/2010 > Photos of the delivery of the 100th NF - Armatures certificate
10/05/2010 > New French reinforcing steel standards
29/04/2010 > New AFCAB procedures
29/04/2010 > Resume of the certification of continuity sets
27/04/2010 > Results of the 2009 AFCAB enquiry
03/04/2010 > Updating of reinforcing steel standards
03/04/2010 > Resume of the European standardisation concerning concrete reinforcing steels
24/02/2010 > Revision of the standard concerning the tensile tests
17/02/2010 > Revision of certification rules
17/02/2010 > It's now easier to verify whether your AFCAB documents are up to date
29/10/2009 > Revision of standards
15/11/2007 > New concrete reinforcing steel standards
08/02/2006 > The Guide of the cut, bent and welded reinforcing steel is now available
26/09/2005 > Issue of the "arrete" for CE marking of reinforcing steels
26/09/2005 > Issue of NF EN 10080
27/01/2005 > Revision of the EN 10204 standard
05/06/2004 > Contribution of AFCAB for wording schedules of conditions
05/06/2004 > Stainless reinforcing steels
21/01/2003 > New NF A 35-027 standard
09/05/2002 > Poster
23/04/2002 > Simplified tensile tests for the welded reinfrocing steels


Enquete satisfaction 2013

You are kindly invited to provide your opinion concerning the services provided by AFCAB. Your opinion is welcomed before 27/09/2013.
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22/10/2013 : 3rd "Matinale" of AFCAB

Save by now the date 22/10/2013 morning. All people interested in reinforcement of concrete are concerned by the "Matinales". This vent will be devoted to the marking of the steels, the development of the European standard, the optimisation of the reinforcement and to the issue of a environmental impact report for the reinforcing steels.
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Revision of the standards concerning couyplers

The following standards: * NF A35-020-1 "Steel products - Couplers for ribbed or indented concrete reinforcing steels - Part 1 : requirements concerning the mechanical properties" * NF A35-020-2-1 "Steel products - Couplers and anchoring devices for ribbed or indented concrete reinforcing steels - Part 2-1 : tests methods for couplers" * NF A35-020-2-2 "Steel products - Couplers and anchoring devices for ribbed or indented concrete reinforcing steels - Part 2-1 : tests methods for anchoring devices and couplers to weld" dated June 2011 are just issued by AFNOR.
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Activity report 2011

Please find hereafter the AFCAB activity report for 2011
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23/10/2012 : 2nd "Matinale" of AFCAB

Save by now the date 23/10/2012 morning. All people interested in reinforcement of concrete are concerned by the "Matinales". This event will be devoted to all technical products for concrete : connectors, thermal ruptors, stainless steels, galvanised steels, couplers. Fore more information :
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Revision of the AFCAB certification rules concerning the fixing on site of reinforcing steels

These certification rules are just updated and published on the Internet site of AFCAB : http://www.afcab.com/doc/Rcc4r6.pdf This update allows the certification of on site pre assembling of reinforcing steels. Other detail modifications are also included (see page 3).
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First AFCAB "Matinale"

On the 25/10/2011 took place the first "Matinale de l'AFCAB" : Impact of the issue of the Eurocodes and the new French parasismicregulation on the reinforcing steels and on the cut, bent and welded steels". The presntations are available through the link here after.
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Modification of the French seismic regulation

From 1st May 2011, France implements a new seismic regulation dividing the territory into five zones of increasing seismicity according to the probability of occurrence of earthquakes (articles R563-1 to R563-8 of the "Code de l’Environnement" modified by the decrees no 2010-1254 dated 22 October 2010 and no 2010-1255 dated 22 October 2010, and the "Arrêté" dated 22 October 2010). The texts and the new seismic map are available at the following address: www.planseisme.fr/Zonage-sismique-de-la-France.htm
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New NF A 35-020 standards

AFNOR launched on the 01/02/2011 a public enquiry concerning the revision of the NF A 35-020 standards, related to couplers. The involved standards are : PR NF A35-020-1 Produits en acier - Dispositifs de raboutage et dispositifs d'ancrage d'aciers pour béton armé à verrous ou à empreintes - Partie 1 : Prescriptions relatives aux performances mécaniques PR NF A35-020-2-1 Produits en acier - Dispositifs de raboutage et dispositifs d'ancrage d'aciers pour béton armé à verrous ou à empreintes - Partie 2-1 : Méthodes d'essai pour dispositifs de raboutage PR NF A35-020-2-2 Produits en acier - Dispositifs de raboutage et dispositifs d'ancrage d'aciers pour béton armé à verrous ou à empreintes - Partie 2-2 : Méthodes d'essai pour les dispositifs d'ancrage et les coupleurs à souder This enquiry is available on www.afnor.fr
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20th anniversary of AFCAB

On the 15/10/2010, AFCAB celebrated its 20th anniversary at the auditorium of FFB, in Paris. On this occasion, a couple of speakers made speeches concerning the evolution of AFCAB, of the NF mark, of reinforcing steels and cut and bent steels for the last 20 years. The slides are here enclosed and available at the page "Documents - others".
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Issue of revised standards EN ISO 15630-1 and -2

The standards : Les normes suivantes : · NF EN ISO 15630-1 concerning test methods on bars and coils · NF EN ISO 15630-2 concerning tests methods on welded fabrics dated December 2010 are published by AFNOR and may be purchased on the AFNOR Internet site (www.afnor.org).
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Activity report 2009

The AFCAB activity report for 2009 is just issued. Among other important features, the total number of holders of certicates increased by more than 10% to reach 182 at the end of the year.
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20 years of AFCAB

On the 15th October 2010, AFCAB organises a great event in Paris on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
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Delivery of the 100th certificate NF - Armatures 31st May 2010

The 100th certificate NF - Armatures was delivered by Bernard CRETON, Chairman of AFCAB, and by François DUMOULIN, holder of the 1st certificate, to Jean-Luc RUMEAU, Chairman of ARMATURES DE FRANCE, on the 31st May 2010 in the manufacturing unit ARMATURES SERVICES in Domazan (Gard) in presence of numerous VIPs of the field, private and public operators with respect to certification.
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Speech of the Chairman of the Comité particulier NF - Armatures

Speech of the Chairman of the Comité particulier NF - Armatures during the delivery of the 100th certificate NF - Armatures (in French)
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Speech of the Chairman of AFCAB

Speech of the Chairman of AFCAB during the delivery of the 100th certificate NF - Armatures (in French)
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Photos of the delivery of the 100th NF - Armatures certificate


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New French reinforcing steel standards

The standards NF A35-080-1 « Aciers pour béton armé - Aciers soudables - Partie 1 : barres et couronnes » and NF A35-080-2 « Aciers pour béton armé - Aciers soudables - Partie 2 : treillis soudés » dated October 2010 are just issued by AFNOR (see www.boutique.afnor.org). They remplace the former NF A 35-016-1 et -2 et NF A 35-019-1 et -2.
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New AFCAB procedures

The AFCAB procedures E9, E14, E15.1, E15.2, E19, E21, E22.1 and E22.2 are just issued or changer. They are available in the part "Documents pour la certification" of our Internet site.
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Resume of the certification of continuity sets

The AFCAB certification of continuity sets (AFCAB - Boîtes d'attente) is just relaunched (see the certification rules RCC02 at "Documents for certification" part of our Internet site).
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Results of the 2009 AFCAB enquiry

In 2009, we proposed you an enquiry. The scope of this enquiry was the runnig of certification, the performances of AFCAB and the costs of the certification. The answers showed that AFCAB is viewed as competent, rigourous, impartial and transparent, that the confidentiality of information is well protected, that the relations with AFCAB are easy and that answers to questions raised to AFCAB are easily got. On the contrary, AFCAB is perceived as too slow ans too expensive. New procedures are now in place and new laboratories are in course of qualification to solve the first problem. AFCAB is at the moment having an internal study to solve the second one. In addition to this, AFCAB will provide more regularly some information concerning the evolution of standardisation and regulations.
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Updating of reinforcing steel standards

The NF A 35-080-1 and -2 standards that are due to replace the NF A 35-016-1 and -2 and NF A 35-019-1 and -2 are submitted to public enquiry until 15/03/2010.
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Resume of the European standardisation concerning concrete reinforcing steels

The ECISS/TC104 committee has replaced the ECISS/TC19 committee. This committee is in charge of the standardisation needed for the CE marking of the reinforcing steels. The European Commission issued the M115 mandate and this committee then resumed its standardisation work.
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Revision of the standard concerning the tensile tests

The NF EN ISO 6892-1 standard was issued in October 2009. This standard deals with tensile tests on metallic materials. It replaces both ISO 6892 and NF EN 10002.
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Revision of certification rules

All certification rules are just updated : see the "Documents for certification"
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It's now easier to verify whether your AFCAB documents are up to date

A new document "List of documents for certification" enables to verify in only one click whether your AFCAB documents are up to date : see "Documents for certification"
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Revision of standards

The following standards : * NF A35-015 " Aciers pour béton armé - Aciers soudables lisses - Barres et couronnes" (plain bars and coils) * NF A35-024 " Aciers pour béton armé - Treillis soudés de surface constitués de fils de diamètre inférieur à 5 mm" (welded fabrics under 5 mm) * NF A35-027 " Produits en acier pour béton armé - Armatures" (cut bent welded reinforcing steels) * NF A35-028 " Aciers pour béton armé - Treillis raidisseurs" (lattice girders) dated november 2009 are now published by AFNOR
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New concrete reinforcing steel standards

The revised standards NF A 35-015, NF A 35-016, NF A 35-019 and NF A 35-028 are now issued. The standards NF A 35-017, NF A 35-024 and NF A 35-030 are due to be issued during next January.
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The Guide of the cut, bent and welded reinforcing steel is now available

Tha aim of the Guide is to enforce all what can contribute to the improvement of the quality of the reinforcement placed in concrete, particularly taken into account the different roles of designers and cut and bent companies. Enclosed are a general presentation of the reinforcing steels and manufacturing routes, a reminder of requirements, a reminder of all what is necessary to assure that the shape is completely defined, recommendations for facilitating the manufacturing and of the fixing of the shapes, ideas for a global optimisation of the reinforcement. Order this "T46" referenced document by phoning to CIMBETON, +33 1 55 23 01 00 or by clicking here after
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Issue of the "arrete" for CE marking of reinforcing steels

The "arrete" and the "avis" putting in force the CE marking of concrete reinforcing steels and decoiled products were undersigned ont he 22th August 2005 and published in the offical journal of the French republic on the 15th September 2005. The "avis" confirms that AFCAB is the only body that is notified by the French member state for these products.
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Issue of NF EN 10080

The standard NF EN 10080, French version of the EN 10080, was published by AFNOR on the 20th September 2005. This standard is the basis for CE marking of the concrete reinforcing steels and decoiled products.
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Revision of the EN 10204 standard

The NF EN 10204 revised standard "Metallic products - Types of inspection documents" was published by AFNOR on the 20/01/2005. The former "3.1.B" certificates, which are requested in some AFCAB certifications for the procurement of semi-finished products become "3.1". The standard may be ordered at the following address : www.boutique.afnor.fr
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Contribution of AFCAB for wording schedules of conditions

The document providing the experience of AFCAB to word schedules of conditions for concrete reinforcing steels is now updated. This document takes into account the evolution of the terminology and of standardisation. In particular, the mark "NF-Armatures pour béton armé" became "NF-Aciers pour béton armé"and the mark "NF-Armatures industrielles pour le béton" became "NF-Armatures". Moreover, the new XP A 35-014 standard concerning stainless reinforcing steels is now published.
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Stainless reinforcing steels

Following the publishing of the XP A 35-014 standard concerning the stainless reinforcing steels, Idinox and Cimbeton just published the book "Béton d'inox" (stainless reinforced concrete), for designers and owners of constructions in reinforced or prestressed concrete. The scope of it is to provide information on the different stainless steels and recommandations to choose the best solutions for building in totally or partially stainless reinforced concrete. this book may be ordered at the following addresses : contact@idinox.com ou centrinfo@cimbeton.net.
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New NF A 35-027 standard

A new version of the NF A 35-027 standard was issued on the 20th january 2003. This standard deals with decoiled, cut, bent, assembled, and/or coupled concrete reinforcing steels. This new version replaces a text dated 1995. Among other modifications, please remarkthe transformation of the title in "Armatures" from "Armatures industrielles pour le béton", and a text more "performance oriented" than the former version. It can be ordered on "www.normesenligne.fr". The NF rules "NF-AIB", concerning these products are consequently in course of rewriting to follow this new version of the standard.
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Poster

AFCAB issued a poster to promote the certification of concrete steels. Click to download.
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Simplified tensile tests for the welded reinfrocing steels

AFCAB implements a simplied tensile test procedure, requiring no measuring instrument, to enable a better check of welded steels within the cutting bending and welding facilities. It does not replace the bent test but may be used as an alternative. To download, see "Quality documents".
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