The 2013 edition of the Sprayed Concrete Guideline is the third revision of the Sprayed Concrete Guideline first published by the Austrian Concrete Society in 1989 (Part I – Application) and 1992 (Part 2 – Testing).
Due to the harmonisation of European standards for sprayed concrete (EN 14487 series), national standards were to be withdrawn by December 2007. As of May 2006, the corresponding European standard in Austria were successively harmonised. An adjustment of this Guideline is therefore mandatory.
The issue of 2009 of the German Guideline Sprayed Concrete should now continue the 20-year tradition of being the basis for the production of quality-corresponding sprayed concrete under objective contractual terms. As the ÖVBB Guideline Maintenance and Repairs of Structures made from Concrete and Reinforced Concrete applies for repair work in Austria, the focus of this Guideline is traditionally on use in tunnel construction.