abZ & DIBt
The DIBt - German Institute for Construction Technology - plays a central role in the building industry: Through its approvals, authorisations and assessments, it ensures the safety of building structures whilst simultaneously supporting the development of new construction products and designs. The DIBt acts as both a technical office as well as a service provider for the construction industry.
The DIBt is responsible for awarding national technical approval (German: “allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung” = “abZ”).
Further information can be found on the official website of the DIBt (German Institute for Construction Technology).