An update on European regulations pertaining to structural precast elements

Do we need Mandate M/100?

Standardization orders (also referred to as “mandates”) that the European Commission issues to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) contain a basic framework and are complemented by detailed work programs for preparing or revising harmonized European standards (hENs). Mandate M/100 for structural precast elements was prepared in 1994 in conjunction with the Construction Products Directive [1], and is thus largely outdated. To date, this mandate has not undergone any revision or adjustment to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) [2] that entered into force in July 2013; nor is...

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Issue 02/2018 DIN EN 12566

Latest news regarding the standard for small waste- water treatment systems

In 2016, the EN 12566-1, -3, -4, -6 and -7 standards for small wastewater treatment systems were published at the national level after having been aligned with the Construction Products...

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Issue 02/2014 Current state in Germany and in Europe

Standardization for pipes and manholes made of concrete and reinforced concrete –

Contrary to the European standards for vitrified clay, cast iron and plastic pipes, it took much more time to develop the standards EN 1916 (concrete pipes and fittings, unreinforced, steel fiber and...

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Issue 02/2013 New EN 13369

Product standards for precast concrete elements

The number of European product standards for precast concrete elements has been increased to 40 by now. On one side it demonstrates the high individual development of precast concrete elements, on the...

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Issue 07/2017 PUNKTUM.BETONBAUTEILE

Position 02/2017

In cooperation with the below-mentioned German associations, BFT International is publishing in this section the position adopted by these organizations on a current issue related to the German or...

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Issue 12/2018

Precast concrete building elements and assemblies thereof, and related methods

(10) WO 2018/182769 A1 (22) 01.08.2017 (43) 04.10.2018 (57) An assembly of concrete structural elements includes a precast concrete lower column, a precast concrete column capital supported on an...

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