Standards and legislation
Relation between standards and legislation
As a member of the Europen Committee for Standardization CEN, Austria is obliged to implement European Standards in the national body of standards.
European Stendards also serve the implementation of directives of the European Commission. Those directives have to be transformed in to national law.
This means that with the help of standards laws are specified in detail.
Council Directives for the building industry
Construction Products Regulation
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
Construction Products Directive
Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products
Official Journal L 040, 11/02/1989, p. 0012 - 0026
Sector Procurement Directive
Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors
Official Journal L 134, 30/04/2004, p. 0001 - 0113
Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts
Official Journal L 134, 30/04/2004, p. 0114 - 0240