About AFCAB

AFCAB is an independent body settled in 1990 to deliver certificates of conformity to companies that manufacture or fix on site concrete reinforcing steels or their accessories.

Why choose products that are certified by AFCAB

Choose cut, bent or welded steels certified by AFCAB, choose a fixing company certified by AFCAB, provides to the contractor and to the user the guarantee that the reinforcing steel will not break the quality of the building, from the design to the construction. The certification rules were established including all the relevant parties. They ensure that the level of quality of the certified products meets the needs of all the members involved in the construction.


AFCAB: a competent body


The certification rules were written by « Comités particuliers » where all the competent experts of the products were present (laboratories and controllers, users, producers). The audits and the tests specified in the certification rules are performed by the network of “Laboratoires des Ponts et Chaussées” and other competent bodies, that are experimented in the field of reinforcing steels.


AFCAB: a transparent body


The certification rules are available at "Quality Documents" or on simple request to the secretariat of AFCAB. They include no discriminatory clause. The lists of the certified products are available at "Certificats" or on simple request to the secretariat of AFCAB.


AFCAB: an accredited body


AFCAB put in place an organisation that fulfils the requirements of the NF EN 45011 standard, concerning the product certification bodies, an it got a COFRAC - Produits industriels accreditation for this activity under the n° 5-0007. This accreditation attests the independence, the competence and the impartiality of AFCAB.

Scope is available at : www.cofrac.fr


The independence is achieved by the presence of all the experts of the market. Are present in AFCAB:


  • the producers of concrete reinforcing steels in bars, in coils, in welded fabrics, cutters and benders, the fixing companies,
  • the users: final users (Ministery of Equipment, EDF, SNCF) and contractors (EGF-BTP),
  • the laboratories (Réseau des LPC), the controllers (COPREC), CSTB and the concrete industry.

The contractors are able to control the quality of the whole reinforcing process thanks to the certifications delivered by AFCAB


mark : reinforcing steels (bars, coils, welded fabrics),
cut bent welded steels.
mark : continuity systems, couplers and fixing of reinforcing steels.

This set of certifications enables to guarantee that all the reinforcing in place in the concrete (and not only the steels at the exit of the mill) fulfils the requirements taken into account fort the calculation and design of reinforced concrete.

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List of members de l'AFCAB


Company President / Director Contact
Association Technique pour le Développement de l Emploi du Treillis Soudé (ADETS) M. MARIN M. TIMBERT
25 avenue du val
ZI de Limay-Porcheville, 78440 GARGENVILLE
Tél. 01 34 77 01 72 - Fax. 09 70 06 12 47
adets@free.fr
Association Professionnelle des Armaturiers (APA) M. FERRAN M. FERRAN
APA
28, rue de Liège - 75008 PARIS
Tél. 01 44 90 88 88 - Fax. 01 44 90 00 31
michel.ferran@apa.fr
Association française de Promotion des Aciers pour la Construction (APAC) M. MARIN M. MARIN
PARSIDER - ZI de Limay Porcheville
78440 GARGENVILLE
Tél. 01 30 98 20 06 - Fax. 01 34 77 51 14
bruno.marin@rivagroup.com
Confédération des Organismes indépendants de Prévention de Contrôle et d\'inspection (COPREC) M. AUBRY M. DAOUDI
CETEN APAVE INTERNATIONAL - 191, rue de Vaugirard
75015 PARIS
Tél. 01 45 66 17 87 - Fax. 01 45 66 17 74
mokhtar.daoudi@apave.com
Centre d'Information sur le Ciment et ses Applications (CIMBETON) Mme. BERNARD-GELY M. GUIRAUD
CIMBETON - 7, Place de la Défense
92974 PARIS LA DEFENSE CEDEX
Tél. 01 55 23 01 00 - Fax. 01 55 23 01 10
p.guiraud@cimbeton.net
Entreprises Générales de France Bâtiment Travaux Publics (EGF-BTP) M. ROCHE M. PILLARD
EGF.BTP - 9, rue La Pérouse
75784 PARIS CEDEX 16
Tél. 01 40 69 51 27 - Fax. 01 47 20 76 50
pillard@egfbtp.com
Electricité De France (EDF) M. GADONNEIX M. DEBATTISTA
EDF - 905, av. du Camp de Menthe
13097 AIX EN PROVENCE CEDEX 02
Tél. 04 42 95 95 39 - Fax. 04 42 95 95 00
jean-marc.debattista@edf.fr
Fédération Française de l Acier (FFA) M. DARMAYAN M. CRETON
Immeuble Le Cézanne
6, rue André Campra

Tél. 01 71 92 20 07 - Fax. 01 71 92 25 00
bernard.creton@ffa.fr
Fédération Française de la Distribution des Métaux (FFDM) M. JAUD M. JULIEN-VAUZELLE
FFDM
65, av. Victor-Hugo - 75116 PARIS
Tél. 01 45 00 72 50 - Fax. 01 45 00 71 37
michel.julien-vauzelle@ffdm.fr
Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR) Mme JACQUOT-GUIMBAL M. TESSIER
IFSTTAR - B.P. 4129
44341 BOUGUENAIS CEDEX
Tél. 02 40 84 59 44 - Fax. 02 40 84 59 92
christian.tessier@ifsttar.fr
Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) M. PEPY M. BRITO
SNCF RESEAU - 15 rue Jean-Phillipe RAMEAU
93212 LA PLAINE ST DENIS CEDEX
Tél. 01 85 57 92 03 - Fax. 01 41 62 48 79
jean-marie.brito@sncf.fr
Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire (MTES) M. HULOT M. GIVRY
CEREMA
BP 214
77487 PROVINS CEDEX
Tél. 04 92 00 81 69 - Fax.
gilles.givry@cerema.fr