Fields of activity

DIBt is the German approval body for non-regulated construction products and types of construction. As a provider of services and public functions, DIBt fulfils a large range of technical and regulatory tasks in the field of construction, including

  • granting national technical approvals (allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen, abZ) for unregulated construction products and types of construction within the framework of the Building Codes of the German federal states (Länder)
  • issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for non-standardised construction products and kits under the Construction Products Regulation
  • keeping a register of energy performance certificates and inspection reports for air-conditioning systems in accordance with the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV 2013) and electronically verifying these documents on the basis of a random selection
  • preparing the Construction Products Lists (Bauregellisten) A and B as well as List C and publishing them
  • preparing notifications for the introduction of Technical Building Rules (Technische Baubestimmungen)
  • promoting research in the field of construction
  • recognising testing laboratories, inspection and certification bodies (PÜZ-Stellen) for tasks at national level and monitoring these bodies
  • notifying independent third party bodies – also called notified bodies – in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation
  • acting as Joint Market Surveillance Authority within the framework of the market surveillance of harmonised construction products
  • granting structural design approvals (Typenprüfung) for construction works or parts thereof intended for multiple use (use of the same design in several locations)
  • actively contributing to the development of technical rules (especially standards) at national, European and international level
  • contributing to the work of national, European and international groups and committees