Legal requirements for planning and construction

High-quality building

There is growing awareness in building practice that sustainable building of technically higher quality over and above that required by accepted engineering practice does not necessarily contradict cost-efficient building: because high-quality building can contribute to lowering running energy costs during the service life of a building. An increase in the quality of the construction works, moreover, considerably prolongs the maintenance-free service life and, with that, greatly minimizes subsequent maintenance and repair costs. This leads to a better economic result over the service life of a...

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