EFNARC is the Authoritative Voice of Contractors, Manufacturers, Raw Material Suppliers and Consultants in the Specialised Construction and Concrete Systems Industry.
EFNARC is a not for profit organisation founded in 1989 and comprises Company members and Associate Members from Europe, Asia and Australasia. Our current focus is underground construction technology, particularly in relation to sprayed concrete having launched the Nozzleman Certification Scheme in September 2009.
Following on from ITA-CET endorsement of the Nozzleman Scheme in October 2011, EFNARC is proud to announce that it was shortlisted for the NCE International Tunnelling Awards 2012 in the category of Safety Initiative of the Year for its Nozzleman Scheme. EFNARC is committed to achieving the highest standards within the industry.
The next EFNARC Nozzleman Examiner Assessment course will run in Autumn 2013 at the Hagerbach Test Gallery, Switzerland. Full details can be found in due course on the Nozzleman webpage.
If you require further details on the Nozzleman scheme or wish to register on the next Nozzleman Examiner course please visit our Nozzleman webpage.
EFNARC has recently published an Arabic Translation of the Specification and Guidelines for Self-Compacting Concrete (February 2002). Please visit our Publications webpage.
EFNARC has recently introduced a new test method for measuring the flexural tensile strength of fibre concrete on sprayed test specimen. The new test method has many advantages over the existing test method including: the use of the same type of test panel for the measurement of Energy Absorption, the panel can easily be sprayed on the job site, it no longer uses sawn prisms from a panel which can influence the result, the scatter of results is lower than the current standardised beam test, the spray method adopted and panel geometry ensure the distribution of the fibres in the matrix are as close as possible to that encountered in the real structure, the test equipment required is generally available in normally equipped test laboratories and the test method defines residual flexural strength (fR,1, fR,2, fR,3, fR,4) according to the updated international standard - fib Model Code 2010. To download the test method please visit our Publications webpage.