Construction products detail

Special forms of reinforcing steel

Special forms of reinforcing steel comprise prefabricated elements consisting of reinforcing steel and steel that are used as reinforcement for concrete members, e.g. fabric made of rebar in one direction connected in the other direction by steel strips for easier placement.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for special forms of reinforcing steel.

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued upon request.

Furthermore, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) for construction techniques comprising special forms of reinforcing steel for which there are no conclusive technical rules.

Please also refer to the applicable design and execution rules, cf., in particular, MVV TB, Part A 1.

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.