This part of ISO 17660 is applicable to the welding of weldable reinforcing steel and stainless reinforcing steel
of load-bearing joints, in workshops or on site. It specifies requirements for materials, design and execution of
welded joints, welding personnel, quality requirements, examination and testing.
This part of ISO 17660 also covers welded joints between reinforcing steel bars and other steel components,
such as connection devices and insert anchors, including prefabricated assemblies. Non load-bearing joints
are covered by ISO 17660-2.
This part of ISO 17660 is not applicable to factory production of welding fabric and lattice girders using
multiple spot welding machines or multiple projection welding machines.
The requirements of this part of ISO 17660 are only applicable to static loaded structures.
NOTE For fatigue-loaded structures, depending on type of joint and welding process, it is recommended that an
appropriate reduction be taken into account on the fatigue strength of the reinforcing steel.