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CTE

WHAT IS IT?

In the need for improving the quality of building, as well as to promote innovation and sustainability, the Technical Building Code was approved on the 17th of March 2006. It is a regulatory tool that establishes the basic quality requirements for buildings and installations.


The Technical Building Code is divided into two parts:
  • It includes the Regulations of a general nature (scope of application, structure, uses classification etc...) and the requirements the buildings have to comply with in order to meet safety and habitability requirements.
  • It is made up by the Basic Documents, whose correct use guarantee compliance with the basic requirements. These include procedures, technical regulation and examples of solutions that allow determining whether a building meets the performance levels established.

This regulatory framework affects new buildings, as well as extension, refurbishment or restoration works of existing buildings with a surface of more than 1,000 m2 and when more than 25% of the total of its building enclosure is renovated.
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