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KTW assessment basis to be binding on 21.03.2021
Note on the transitional regulation published
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Austria: Construction products in contact with drinking water
VDMA summarizes the most important information on the new regulations for product certification and approval of construction products in contact with drinking water.
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GEG in force since 01.11.2020
The previous Energy Conservation Act (EnEG), the previous Energy Conservation Ordinance (EnEV) and the previous Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG) have been replaced by this Act.
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Metal positive list of the 4-Member-States-Group updated
New alloys in contact with drinking water added
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Performance of audits in the times of Covid-19
In a normal business environment, organisations are constantly exposed to opportunities and risks. However, sometimes events occur that are beyond the organisation's control.
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TA Luft amendment now with the Bundesrat
In cooperation with the chemical industry and the Federal Environment Agency, the VDMA has lobbied for the reduction of the greatly increased requirements as well as for longer transition periods.
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Functional hard chrome plating approved for seven years from Sunset Date.
VDMA provides assistance in dealing with new obligations.
Information paper provides assistance with proof of conformity
National implementation of the Waste Framework Directive in future through the Chemicals Act. Interim success provides more room for manoeuvre in the implementation of the SCIP database.


"European drinking water quality in Germany - or German drinking water quality in Europe"



Launch event of the new "DigitisationNetwork Valves"
Intelligent glasses, i.e. smart glasses, could support the fitter in the maintenance of the building technology in the future.

Building Information Modeling

In the past there was paper, i.e. product catalogues! Today, digital planning is used in technical building equipment. In times of BIM, the VDMA supports the worldwide standardization of data structures.
VDMA and BDH together with 14 associations from the field of technical building services have published an updated version of the position paper on Building Information Modeling.
The use of BIM building plans is becoming easier and more convenient. A new software tool can selectively adapt highly complex BIM models to the viewer's field of view.
Stefan Oberdörfer
Stefan Oberdörfer
Building Valves
+49 69 6603-1238
+49 69 6603-2238
Hartmut Tembrink
Hartmut Tembrink
Industrial Valves
+49 69 6603-1246
+49 69 6603-2246
Drinking water hygienic suitability of products
Federal Environment Agency publishes 2nd amendment to the recommendation on conformity confirmation.
Standards compendium "valves" - new edition
The aim of this updated publication is to make the process of standardisation and technical rulemaking more transparent and to highlight opportunities for exerting influence.
VDMA Database Technical Rules
With the help of VDMA-DaTeR you can quickly and easily call up technical information on individual countries.
Valves Standards Committee (NAA)
The Standardization Committee for Valves (NAA) is the central platform in the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) for the standardization of industrial and building valves.
New standards and draft standards
The professional association reports continuously on new standards or draft standards which may be of importance for valve manufacturers.