DIBt in Europe
Harmonization in the area of construction products is an important part of the European endeavour to implement a common market. For years, DIBt has been actively contributing to this ongoing process by issuing European technical approvals, renamed European Technical Assessments in 2013, as the German approval body, by participating in the European standardization process and by working on the relevant committees of the European Commission. In its capacity as approval body, DIBt is a member of EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assements) and UEAtc (The European Union of Agrément). Under the heading "Europe" you will find valuable and interesting information about Europe and its institutions important for the construction sector – clearly subdivided into the areas European Union, EOTA, UEAtc and CEN.
Futher information about tasks and structure of EOTA (link on the right)
Further information about European approvals. You can obtain PDF-Copies in German of ETAGs under category publications (link on the right). The DIBT, Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, is the only namend member of EOTA in Germany.
Futher information about tasks and structure of UEAtc (link on the right)
Further Information about the Standing Committee on Construction (SCC) (den Ständigen Ausschuss für das Bauwesen (StAB)).
The national standardization organizations from the 25 Member States of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) are united in CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation - European Committee for Standardization).
Together with CENELEC (Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) CEN was assigned by the European Commission to develop standards which serve as a means for the attestation of conformity of products with the essential requirements of the relevant European directives. However, in the special case of the Construction Products Directive, these harmonized standards are not only a possible means, but after a transition period they are to be applied bindingly.