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.

Since forming 1989, EFNARC has published many technical reports and guidelines and has played a major role in the drafting of the first construction industry related harmonised European Norms. Today, EFNARC, Experts for Specialised Construction and Concrete Systems, is the authoritative voice of contractors, manufacturers, raw material suppliers and consultants in the Specialised Construction and Concrete Systems industry. Our current main focus is in the underground construction and mining industries; more specifically sprayed concrete (Nozzleman Certification Scheme) and use of fibres in sprayed concrete. EFNARC launched the Nozzleman Certification Scheme in September 2009, the culmination of many years hard work, and in October 2011 EFNARC proudly received ITA Endorsement. In 2012 the Scheme was shortlisted for the NCE International Tunnelling Awards 2012 in the category of Safety Initiative of the Year. Our scheme has since become a huge success and has been introduced across Europe, North America, South America, South Asia and Australasia. Our scheme currently has over 80 certified Examiners and over 200 certified Nozzlemen.

EFNARC is pleased to welcome on board a new Company Member Robocon Servicios SAC. Robocon Servicios SAC is a Peruvian contractor specializing in sprayed concrete solutions for mines, tunnels and other structures.

The EFNARC Nozzleman Scheme Course Notes are now available in English, Spanish, Italian and Finnish for free download from our publications page. Additionally, introduction documents in English, Spanish and Finnish can also be downloaded for free from the publications page.

The next EFNARC Nozzleman Examiner Assessment course will run 08 – 10 November 2016 at the Hagerbach Test Gallery, Flums Hochwiese, Switzerland.

If you require further details on the Nozzleman scheme or wish to register on the next Nozzleman Examiner course please visit our Nozzleman webpage.


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