Approvals

Approvals for construction products and types of construction

As the German approval body, DIBt grants national technical approvals (allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen) for construction products and types of construction.
It also issues European Technical Assessments (ETA) for construction products and kits.
Every year approx. 3000 approvals are granted. In this way, our institute supports companies which have their product markets in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

Construction products and types of constructions which fall under the national building codes (Landesbauordnungen) need to be approved if they are not or not fully covered by a generally recognised technical rule, for example a DIN standard.

National technical approvals certify that a construction product or type of construction complies with the legal requirements for construction works and can be safely used in Germany.

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can be issued for construction products and kits which fall within the scope of the European Construction Products Regulation. They facilitate the marketing of these products. ETAs certify certain product performances. The user can then check if these performances comply with the regulations in his country.

More information:

Procedures for national approvals (abZ)

Procedures for European Technical Approvals (ETA)

A summary of the procedures for approvals ist given at a glance by graphical charts.

Under the category Service/Order Service for granted approvals you can get access to the database with all approvals granted by DIBt.