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EAS -Earth Building Advisory Service at CRATerre -International Centre for Earth Construction, Centre Simone Signoret / BP 53, F -38090 Villefontaine, France

Dear Reader

In the local materials building sector, the question of norms is being raised more and more. Producers are often alarmed at the idea of norms. Norms are indeed often used as a basis for building regulations. Unfortunately, it is a fact that a certain number of basic principles are not followed in preparing such norms and this makes them additional obstacles for producers.

And yet initially the idea of establishing norms came not from the State, but from producers themselves. It is interesting to go back into the past a little to understand the need which is met by preparing a norm and the principles which must be respected to make it a promotional tool for producers rather than an obstacle.