Legal bases

This section contains a selection of legislation relevant to DIBt's work. They have been compiled with care, but do not claim to be exhaustive. They are meant for information only.

Legal foundations of DIBt

The legal foundations of Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) are the Law relating to Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik of 22nd April 1993 (Berlin Gazette (Gesetz- und Verordnungsblatt für Berlin) p. 195) and the Agreement of the Federal Republic and  the Länder relating to DIBt which is an integral part of this law. These texts present the basis for the continuation of the Institut für Bautechnik (IfBt) founded in 1968 under its new name. The Agreement and the Statutes contain more details about DIBt's structure and responsibilities.

Act on DIBt, Agreement and Statutes

Legislation in the field of construction


Model Building Code (Musterbauordnung) and other model provisions and ordinances issued by the Conference of Construction Ministers (Bauministerkonferenz)

Construction Products Lists / Technical Building Rules

Ordinance on the recognition of testing laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies in accordance with the Construction Products Act (BauPG-PÜZAnerkV)


Construction Products Regulation (CPR, Regulation (EU) No 305/2011), consolidated version

Act implementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC (Bauproduktengesetz - BauPG)

The applicable rules and provisions are published or referenced in the Official Journal of the European Union, the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) and the gazettes of the German federal states (Länder). You are free to download and print out these documents for personal and other uses.