Technical Building Rules

The planning, design and execution of construction works and the use of construction products are regulated in Germany in the Building Codes of the federal states. These contain general and material requirements as well as procedural rules. For further specification, they refer to the Technical Building Rules. These break down the general requirements of the Building Codes – for example, by reference to the relevant technical rules

Technical Building Rules

Building Codes, Model Building Code and Technical Building Rules – an overview

In Germany there are 16 State Building Codes, which are based on a common model – the Model Building Code. The Model Building Code was amended in 2016 (MBO 2016).

In the course of the revision, the technical rules for construction and construction products were amended and merged into one document, the

  • Model Administrative Provisions – Technical Building Rules (MVV TB)

    Parts A and B of the MVV TB essentially contain provisions for the planning, design and execution of construction works.

    Part C comprises the provisions for the use of construction products that do not bear the CE marking in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011). This part also includes provisions on construction products and construction techniques for which a national technical test certificate is required.

    Part D provides information on construction products for which no verification of fitness for use is required. In addition, this part contains rules on voluntary manufacturer information regarding essential characteristics of harmonised construction products which are not covered by the CE marking of the underlying technical specification.

For the time being, the Model Administrative Provisions – Technical Building Rules are available in German language only.

MVV TB Dokument Aktuell

MVV TB – What is the state of implementation?

MVV TB Dokument Umsetzungsstand

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Elke Schwarzwald
Head of Section – Technical Construction Rules (Technische Baubestimmungen), Building Research

Phone +49 30 78730-255
Fax +49 30 78730-11255
Email esw(at)dibt(.)de