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 other it pose rising challenges to the producers, because they could easily lose their way in the maze of European standardisation.

A general overview of the system of product and reference standards is given in figure 1. The differences between the European system and the German one are quite evident, especially in those cases, where they are deficits in the European standards compared with the...

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