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CONCRETE STANDARDS

List of South African standards relevant to cement and concrete

 

Below is a list of current standard relevant to the cement, concrete and construction industry. They have been grouped together under the following topics:

  • Admixtures

  • Aggregates

  • Cementitious materials

  • Concrete

  • Concrete and related products

  • Design and construction

  • Laboratory practice and equipment in general

  • Other standards

  • Reinforcement

  • Water

 

All current standards are available for purchase from the South African Bureau of Standards: https://www.sabs.co.za/

 

ADMIXTURES

SANS 50934-1:2011. (EN 934-1:2008). Admixtures of concrete, mortar and grout, Part 1, Common requirements

SANS 50934-2:2011. (EN 934-2:2009). Admixtures of concrete, mortar and grout, Part 2, Concrete admixtures: definitions, requirements, conformity, marking and labelling

SANS 50934-3:2012. Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout, Part 3, Admixtures for masonry mortar - definitions, requirements, conformity and marking and labelling

SANS 50934-4:2012. Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout, Part 4, Admixtures for grout for prestressing tendons - definitions, requirements, conformity, marking and labelling

SANS 50934-5:2012. Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout, Part 5, Admixtures for sprayed concrete - definitions, requirements, conformity, marking and labelling

SANS 50934-6:2011. Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout, Part 6, Sampling, conformity control and evaluation of conformity

 

AGGREGATES

SANS 195:2006. Sampling of aggregates

SANS 197:2006. Preparation of test samples of aggregates

SANS 201:2008. Sieve analysis fines, content and dust content of aggregates

SANS 202:2006. Chloride content of aggregates

SANS 794:2009. Aggregates of low density

SANS 1083:2014. Aggregates from natural sources - Aggregates for concrete

SANS 1090:2009. Aggregates from natural sources - Fine aggregates for plaster and mortar

SANS 3001-AG1:2014. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG1, Particle size analysis of aggregates by sieving

SANS 3001-AG2:2009. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG2, Determination of the average least dimension of aggregates by direct measurement

SANS 3001-AG3:2014. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG3, Determination of the average least dimension of aggregates by computation

SANS 3001-AG4:2015. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG4, Determination of the flakiness index of coarse aggregate

SANS 3001-AG5:2015. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG5, Sand equivalent value of fine aggregates

SANS 3001-AG10:2012. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG10, ACV (aggregate crushing value) and 10% FACT (fines aggregate crushing test) values of coarse aggregates

SANS 3001-AG12:2016. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG12, Soundness of aggregates (magnesium sulphate method)

SANS 3001-AG13:2013. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG13, Determination of the soundness of mudrock aggregates

SANS 3001-AG14:2013. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG14, Determination of the ethylene glycol durability index for rock

SANS 3001-AG15:2012. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG15, Determination of rock durability using 10% FACT (fines aggregate crushing test) values after soaking in ethylene glycol

SANS 3001-AG16:2013. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG16, Determination of the durability mill index values for aggregates

SANS 3001-AG20:2014. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG20, Determination of the bulk density, apparent density and water absorption of aggregate particles retained on the 5 mm sieve for road construction materials

SANS 3001-AG21:2014. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG21, Determination of the bulk density, apparent density and water absorption of aggregate particles passing the 5 mm sieve for road construction materials

SANS 3001-AG23:2014. Civil engineering test methods. Part AG23, Particle and relative densities of aggregates

SANS 5831:2006. Presence of chlorides in aggregates

SANS 5832:2006. Organic impurities in fine aggregates (limit test)

SANS 5833:2006. Detection of sugar in fine aggregates

SANS 5834:2006. Soluble deleterious impurities in fine aggregates (limits test)

SANS 5835:2006. Estimation of the effect of fine aggregates on the water requirement of concrete

SANS 5836:2007. Effect of fine and coarse aggregate on the shrinkage and expansion of cement: aggregate mixes (mortar prism method)

SANS 5837:2008. Low density materials content of aggregates

SANS 5838:2006. Sand equivalent value of fine aggregates

SANS 5840:2008. Shell content of fine aggregate

SANS 5841:2008. Aggregate crushing value of coarse aggregates

SANS 5842:2006. FACT value (10% fines aggregate crushing value) of coarse aggregates

SANS 5844:2014. Particle and relative densities of aggregates

SANS 5845:2006. Bulk densities and voids content of aggregates

SANS 5846:2006. Abrasion resistance of coarse aggregates (Los Angeles machine method)

SANS 5847:2008. Flakiness index of course aggregates

SANS 5848:2008. Polished-stone value of aggregates

SANS 5849:2008. Total water-soluble salts content of fines in aggregates

SABS Method 850-1: 1998. (SANS 5850-1) Sulfates content of fines in aggregates. Part 1, Water-soluble sulfates in fines in aggregates

SANS 5850-2:2008. Sulfates content of fines in aggregates. Part 2, Acid-soluble sulfates in fines in aggregates

SABS SM 851:2002. (SANS 5851). Liquid limit of fines in aggregates for base-courses.

SANS 5854:2006. pH value of fines in aggregates for base-courses

SANS 5855:2013. Free water content of aggregates

SANS 5856:2006. Bulking of fine aggregates

SANS 6239:2012. Aggregate impact value of coarse aggregate

SANS 6240:2008. Electric conductivity of fine aggregate

SANS 6241:2006. Particle size distribution of material of diameter smaller than 75 micron in fine aggregate (hydrometer method)

SANS 6242:2008. Acid insolubility of aggregates

SANS 6243:2008. Deleterious clay content of the fines in aggregate (methylene blue adsorption indicator test)

SANS 6244:2006. Particles of diameter not exceeding 20micron and not exceeding 5micron and smaller, respectively, in fine aggregate (pipette method)

SANS 6245:2006. Potential reactivity of aggregates with alkalis (accelerated mortar prism method)

SANS 6246:2006. Treton impact value of aggregates

 

CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS

SANS 1491-1:2005. Portland cement extenders. Part 1, Ground granulated blast-furnace slag

SANS 1491-2:2005. Portland cement extenders. Part 2, Fly ash

SANS 1745:2003. Cementitious grouting capsules for use with tendon-based support systems

SANS 5748:2010. Specific surface of cement

SANS 5754:2007. Autoclave expansion of cement

SANS 6151:2013. Free water content of Portland cementitious materials

SANS 6152:2013. Available alkali content of cement extenders (complying with SANS 50197-1)

SANS 6154:2006. Glass content of granulated metallurgical slag (transmitted-light microscopy method)

SANS 6155:2006. Effect of extenders, used with cement, on the reduction of expansion caused by alkali-silica reaction (accelerated mortar prism method)

SANS 50196-1:2006. (SANS EN 196-1:2005) Methods of testing cement. Part 1, Determination of strength

SANS 50196-2:2014. (EN 196-2:2013) Methods of testing cement. Part 2, Chemical analysis of cement

SANS 50196-3:2006. (SANS EN 196-3:2005) Methods of testing cement. Part 3, Determination of setting times and soundness

SANS 50196-4:1993. (ENV 196-4:1993) Methods of testing cement. Part 4, Quantitative determination of constituents

SANS 50196-5:2014. (EN 196-5:2011) Methods of testing cement. Part 5, Pozzolanicity test for pozzolanic cement

SANS 50196-6:2014. (EN 196-6:2010) Methods of testing cement. Part 6, Determination of fineness

SANS 50196-7:2009. (EN 196-7:2007) Methods of testing cement. Part 7, methods of taking and preparing samples of cement

SANS 50197-1:2013. Cement. Part 1, Composition, specifications and conformity criteria for common cements

SANS 50197-2:2000. (EN 197-2:2000) Cement. Part 2. Conformity evaluation

SANS 50413-1:2014. (EN 413-1:2011) Masonry cement. Part 1, Composition, specifications and conformity criteria

SANS 50413-2:2006. (SANS EN 413-2:2005) Masonry cement. Part 2, Test methods

SANS 50450-1:2014. (EN 450-1:2012) Fly ash for concrete. Part 1, Definition, specifications and conformity criteria

SANS 50450-2:2011. (EN 450-2:2005) Fly ash for concrete. Part 2, Conformity evaluation

SANS 50451-1:2011. Method of testing fly ash. Part 1, Determination of free calcium oxide content

SANS 50451-2:2011. Method of testing fly ash. Part 2, Determination of fineness by wet sieving

SANS 53263-1:2011. (incorporating EN amdt 1) EN 13263-1:2005. Silica fume for concrete. Part 1, Definitions, requirements and conformity criteria

SANS 53263-2:2011 (incorporating EN amdt 1) EN 13263-2:2005 (incorporating amdt 1). Silica fume for concrete. Part 2, Conformity evaluation

SANS 55167-1:2011. EN 15167-1:2006. Ground granulated blast furnace slag for use in concrete, mortar and grout. Part 1, Definitions, specifications and conformity criteria.

SANS 55167-2:2011. EN 15167-2:2006. Ground granulated blast furnace slag for use in concrete, mortar and grout. Part 2, conformity evaluation

 

CONCRETE

SANS 878:2012. Ready-mixed concrete

SANS 5860:2006. Concrete tests - Dimensions, tolerances and uses of cast test specimens

SANS 5861-1:2006. Concrete tests - Mixing fresh concrete in the laboratory

SANS 5861-2:2006. Concrete tests -Sampling of freshly mixed concrete

SANS 5861-3:2006. Concrete tests - Making and curing of test specimens

SANS 5862-1:2006. Concrete tests - Consistence of freshly mixed concrete - slump test

SANS 5862-2:2006. Concrete tests - Consistence of freshly mixed concrete - flow test

SANS 5862-3:2006. Concrete tests - Consistence of freshly mixed concrete - vebe test

SANS 5862-4:2006. Concrete tests - Consistence of freshly mixed concrete. Part 4, Compacting factor and compaction index

SANS 5863:2006. Concrete tests - compressive strength of hardened concrete

SANS 5864:2006. Concrete tests - flexural strength of hardened concrete

SABS method 865:1994 (SANS 5865) Concrete tests - the drilling, preparation, and testing for compressive strength of cores taken from hardened concrete

SANS 6085:2006. Concrete tests - initial drying shrinkage and wetting expansion of concrete

SANS 6250:2006. Concrete tests - density of compacted freshly mixed concrete

SANS 6251:2006. Concrete tests - density of hardened concrete

SANS 6252:2006. Concrete tests - air content of freshly mixed concrete - pressure method

SANS 6253:2006. Concrete tests - tensile splitting strength of concrete

SANS 6254:2006. Mortar tests - initial drying shrinkage and wetting expansion of mortar

SANS 6255:2006. Mortar tests - compressive strength of mortar

SANS 50206:2015 (EN 206:2013) Concrete - specification, performance, production and conformity

 

CONCRETE AND RELATED PRODUCTS

SANS 266:2003. Gypsum plasterboard

SANS 470:2012. Concrete poles for telephone, power and lighting purposes

SANS 508:2012. Concrete retaining blocks

SANS 541:2012. Precast concrete paving slabs

SANS 542:2015. Concrete roofing tiles

SANS 676:2010. Reinforced concrete pressure pipes

SANS 677:2010. Concrete non-pressure pipes

SANS 685:2006. Fibre-cement sheets (flat and profiled)

SANS 803:2005. Fibre-cement boards

SANS 819:2013. Fibre-cement pipes, couplings and fittings for sewerage, drainage and low-pressure irrigation

SANS 927:2013. Precast concrete kerbs, edgings and channels

SANS 975:2015. Prestressed concrete pipes

SANS 986:2012. Precast reinforced concrete culverts

SANS 1058:2012. Concrete paving blocks

SANS 1215:2008. Concrete masonry units

SANS 1223:2010. Fibre-cement pressure pipes and couplings

SANS 1294:2012. Precast concrete manhole sections and components

SANS 1372:2010. Prefabricated concrete components for fences

SANS 1504:2015. Prestressed concrete lintels

SANS 1879:2013. Precast concrete suspended slabs

SANS 1882:2003. Polymer concrete surface boxes, manhole and inspection covers, gully gratings and frames

SANS 50771-3:2015 (EN 771-3:2011) Specification for masonry units. Part 3, Aggregate concrete masonry unite (dense and lightweight aggregates)

SANS 50771-4:2014 (EN 771-4:2011) Specification for masonry units. Part 4, Autoclaved aerated concrete masonry units

SANS 10904:2014 (ISO 10904:2011) Fibre-cement corrugated sheets and fittings for roofing and cladding

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

SANS 204:2011. Energy efficiency in buildings

SANS 993:2010. Modular co-ordination in building

SABS 1200 G-1982 (SANS 1200 G-1982). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, G, Concrete (structural)

SABS 1200 GA-1982 (SANS 1200 GA-1982). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, GA, Concrete (small works)

SABS 1200 GB-1984 (SANS 1200 GB-1984). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, GB, Concrete (ordinary buildings)

SABS 1200 GE-1984 (SANS 1200 GE-1984). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, GE, Precast concrete (structural)

SABS 1200 GF-1984 (SANS 1200 GF-1984). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, GF, Prestressed concrete

SABS 1200 MJ-1984 (SANS 1200 MJ-1984). Standard specifications for civil engineering construction, MJ, Segmented paving

SANS 1921-5: 2004. Construction and management requirements for works contracts. Part 5, Earthworks activities which are to be performed by hand

SANS 2001-CC1:2012. Construction works. Part CC1, Concrete works (structural)

SANS 2001-CC2:2007. Construction works. Part CC2, Concrete works (minor works)

SANS 2001-CG1:2007. Construction works. Part CG1, Installation of glazing in window and door frames

SANS 2001-CM1:2012. Construction works. Part CM1, Masonry walling

SANS 2001-CM2:2011. Construction works. Part CM2, Strip footings, pad footings and slab-on-the-ground foundations for masonry walling

SANS 2001-EM1:2007. Construction works. Part EM1, Cement plaster

SANS 2394:2003 (ISO 2394:1998) General principles on reliability for structures

SANS 10021:2012. The waterproofing of buildings (including damp-proofing and vapour barrier installation)

SANS 10062:2012. Fixing of concrete interlocking roofing tiles

SANS 10070:2012. The installation of resilient thermoplastic and flexible floor covering materials

SABS 0100-1:2000 (SANS 10100-1). The structural use of concrete. Part 1, Design

SANS 10100-2:2014. The structural use of concrete. Part 2, Materials and execution of work

SANS 10102-2:2011. Selection of pipes for buried pipelines. Part 2, Rigid pipes

SANS 10109-1:2012. Concrete floors. Part 1, Bases to concrete floors

SANS 10109-2:2013. Concrete floors. Part 2, Finishes to concrete floors

SABS 0120 (SANS 10120). Code of practice for use with standard specifications for civil engineering construction and contract documents

SANS 10145:2013. Concrete masonry construction

SANS 10155:2009. Accuracy in buildings

SANS 10160-1:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 1, Basis of structural design

SANS 10160-2:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 2, Self-weight and imposed loads

SANS 10160-3:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 3, Wind actions

SANS 10160-4:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 4, Seismic actions and general requirements for buildings

SANS 10160-5:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 5, Basis for geotechnical design and actions

SANS 10160-6:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 6, Actions induced by cranes and machinery

SANS 10160-7:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 7, Thermal actions

SANS 10160-8:2011. Basis of structural design and actions for buildings and industrial structures. Part 8, Actions during execution

SABS 0161-1980. (SANS 10161). Code of practice for the design of foundations for buildings

SABS 0164: Part 1-1980. (SANS 10164-1). Code of practice for the structural use of masonry. Part 1, Unreinforced masonry walling

SANS 10164-2:2008. The structural use of masonry. Part 2, Structural design and requirements for reinforced and prestressed masonry

SANS 10209:2003. The design and construction of private swimming pools.

SANS 10249:2012. Masonry walling

SANS 10400-A:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part A, General principles and requirements

SANS 10400-B:2012. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part B, Structural design

SANS 10400-C:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part C, Dimensions

SANS 10400-D:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part D, Public safety

SANS 10400-F:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part F, Site operations

SANS 10400-G:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part G, Excavations

SANS 10400-H:2012. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part H, Foundations

SANS 10400-J:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part J, Floors

SANS 10400-K:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part K, Walls

SANS 10400-L:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part L, Roofs

SANS 10400-M:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part M, Stairways

SANS 10400-N:2012. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part N: glazing

SANS 10400-O:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part O, Lighting and ventilation

SANS 10400-P:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part P, Drainage

SANS 10400-Q:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part Q, Non-water-borne means of sanitary disposal

SANS 10400-R:2012. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part R, Stormwater disposal

SANS 10400-S:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part S, Facilities for persons with disabilities

SANS 10400-T:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part T, Fire protection

SANS 10400-V:2010. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part V, Space heating

SANS 10400-W:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part W, Fire installation

SANS 10400-XA:2011. Application of the National Building Regulations. Part X, Environmental sustainability. Part XA, Energy usage in buildings

SANS 53670:2014 (EN 13670:2009). Execution of concrete structures

SANS 55392:2016. Sustainability in building construction: general principles

 

LABORATORY PRACTICE AND EQUIPMENT IN GENERAL

SANS 1649:2014. Non-automatic self-indicating, semi-self-indicating and non-self-indicating weighing instruments with denominated verification scale intervals

SANS 2859-1: 2004. Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes. Part 1, Sampling schemes indexed by acceptance quality limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection

SANS 3310-1:2000. Test sieves - technical requirements and testing. Part 1, Test sieves of metal wire cloth

SANS 3310-2:2015. Test sieves - Technical requirements and testing. Part 2, Test sieves of perforated metal plate

SANS 6150:2010. Verification of compression testing machines for concrete: calibration of load scale

SANS 10378:2012. General requirements for the competence of verification laboratories

SANS 17025:2005. General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

 

OTHER STANDARDS

SANS 28:2010. Metal ties for cavity walls

SANS 227:2007. Burnt clay masonry units

SANS 289:2013. Labelling requirements for prepackaged products (prepackages) and general requirements for the sale of goods subject to legal metrology control

SANS 458:2011. Tolerances permitted for the accuracy of measurements of products (including prepackaged products) in terms of legal metrology legislation

SANS 523:2009. Limes for use in building

SANS 795:2014. Wheelbarrows

SANS 1077:2009. Sealing compounds for the building and construction industry, two-component, polyurethane-base

SANS 1449:2012. Ceramic wall and floor tiles

SANS 1575:2007. Burnt clay paving units

SANS 1841:2015. Control of the quantity of contents in prepacked packages within the prescriptions of legal metrology legislation

SANS 5030:2015. Paints and varnishes - panels for testing: fibre-cement panels

SANS 9000:2015. Quality management systems - fundamentals and vocabulary

SANS 10107:2011. Design and installation of ceramic tiling

SANS 53584:2010. Products and systems for the protection and repair of concrete structures: test methods: determination of creep in compression for repair products

 

REINFORCEMENT

SANS 282:2011. Bending dimensions and scheduling of steel reinforcement for concrete

SANS 920:2011. Steel bars for concrete reinforcement

SANS 1024:2012. Welded steel fabric for reinforcement of concrete

SANS 10144:2012. Detailing of steel reinforcement for concrete

 

WATER

SANS 241-1:2015. Drinking water. Part 1, Microbiological, physical, aesthetic and chemical determinants

SANS 241-2:2015. Drinking water. Part 2, Application of SANS 241-1

SANS 376: 2015. Standard test methods for arsenic in water

SANS 5201:2010. Water - cadmium contents

SANS 5203:2010. Water - copper content

SANS 5207:2010. Water - iron content

SANS 5208:2010. Water - lead content

SANS 5209:2010. Water - manganese content

SANS 5210:2010. Water - nitrate and nitrite content

SANS 5214:2010. Water - zinc content

SANS 5217:2010. Water - free and saline ammonia content

SANS 5218:2007. Water - albuminoid ammonia content

SANS 5220:2010. Water - oxygen absorption

SANS 6047:2007. Water - dissolved oxygen content

SANS 6048:2010. Water - chemical oxygen demand

SANS 6049:2010. Water - suspended solids content

SANS 6050:2010. Water - sodium content

SANS 6054:2010. Water - chromium content

SANS 6055:2006. Water - orthophosphate content

SANS 6056:2007. Water - sulfide content

SANS 6168:2010. Water - pretreatment for metal analysis

SANS 6169:2010. Water - aluminium content

SANS 6170:2010. Water - cobalt content

SANS 6171:2010. Water - nickel content

SANS 6310:2005. Sulfate content of water (turbidimetric method)

SANS 7888: 2005. Water quality - determination of electrical conductivity

SANS 51008:2006. Mixing water for concrete - specification for sampling, testing and assessing the suitability of water, including water recovered from processes in the concrete industry, as mixing water for concrete