Harmonized product standards for structural precast elements

Where are we heading?

The judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in case C-100/13 of 16 October 2014 [1] has raised serious concerns in all areas of the German construction industry. According to the general interpretation, the court held that no national requirements may be imposed in addition to harmonized European product standards, as is currently the case in Germany with its Bauregelliste B Teil 1 (Construction Products List B, Part 1), among other documents. A comprehensive consultation process is currently underway on the legal implications of this ruling. The Conference of Construction Ministers of...

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