Timber construction news: Standards update 2020 – 2024

Influences and effects on timber construction

Status: 02.04.2024

The following norms, guidelines and standards – often relevant to timber construction – have been revised or reissued since 2020:

OIB 2023
The revised OIB guidelines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – edition 2023 will be declared valid with the end of June / beginning of July 2023 and are expected to come into force in Styria with 01.01.2024 by the new building technology regulation

ÖNORM A 2060 General contract provisions for services – Contract standard
NEW on 01.05.2023

ÖNORM B 2110 General contract provisions for construction works – Standard for works contracts
NEW on 01.05.2023

ÖNORM B 2118 General contract provisions for construction services using the partnership model, in particular for major projects – Standard for contracts for work and services
NEW on 01.05.2023

ÖNORM B 2204 Execution of building components – Standard for contracts for work and services
(replaces 5 work contract standards: ÖNORM B 2206:2015-10 – Masonry and setting works, ÖNORM B 2210:2013-02 – Plastering works, ÖNORM B 2211:2009-06 – Concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete works, ÖNORM B 2212:2014-04 – Dry construction works, ÖNORM B 2259:2012-07 – ETICS).
NEW on 01.01.2021

ÖNORM B 1801-1 Construction project and object management Part 1: Object construction
NEW on 01.03.2022

ÖNORM B 2061 Price determination for construction works – Procedural standard
NEW on 01.05.2020

Austrian Industrial Standard Version 019

NEW on 31.10.2022

Standardized Performance Specification Building Services (LB-HT) Version 013
NEW on 31.12.2021

Standardized Performance Specification for Building Construction (LB-HB) Version 022
NEW on 31.12.2021

ÖNORM A2063-1 Exchange of data in electronic form for the phases of tendering, awarding and accounting (AVA)
Part 1: Exchange of service description, tender, offer, order and billing data
NEW on 15.03.2021

ÖNORM A2063-2 Exchange of data in electronic form for the phases of tendering, awarding and accounting (AVA)
Part 2: Consideration of the planning method Building Information Modeling (BIM) Level 3
NEW on 15.03.2021

ÖNORM B 3802-4 Wood preservation in construction
Part 4: Control and remediation measures against fungal and insect infestation
NEW on 01.11.2023

ÖNORM B 1600 Barrier-free building – Planning principles
NEW on 01.05.2023

ÖNORM B 3800-5 Fire behavior of building materials and components
Part 5: Behavior of facades in case of fire Requirements, tests and evaluations
NEW on 01.03.2023

ÖNORM B 2320 Buildings of wood – Technical requirements
NEW on 15.11.2022

ÖNORM B 3407 Planning and execution of tile, slab and mosaic laying works
NEW on 01.10.2022

ÖNORM B 2310 Prefabricated houses – Designations and definitions as well as minimum scope of services
NEW on 01.05.2022

ÖNORM DIN 18202 Tolerances in building construction – Structures
NEW on 15.03.2022

ÖNORM B 5371 Stairs, railings and balustrades in buildings and outdoor facilities
Basics for planning and execution
NEW on 01.03.2021

ÖNORM B 5320 Installation of windows and doors in walls
Planning and execution of the building and window/door connection
NEW on 01.10.2020

ÖNORM B 2340 Measures to meet the requirements for air and wind tightness of wooden houses and prefabricated wooden houses
NEW on 15.07.2020

ÖNORM H 6038 Ventilation systems – Controlled mechanical ventilation of dwellings with heat recovery
Planning, execution, commissioning, operation and maintenance
NEW on 15.02.2020

ONSTANDARD B 1995-1-1
Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures
Part 1-1: General – General rules and regulations for building construction
National specifications for ÖNORM EN 1995-1-1, national explanations and national supplements
NEW on 15.08.2023

ONSTANDARD B 1991-1-4
Eurocode 1 – Actions on structures
Part 1-4: General actions – Wind loads
National specifications for ÖNORM EN 1991-1-4, national explanatory notes and national supplements
NEW on 01.04.2023

ÖNORM B 1991-1-3
Eurocode 1 – Actions on structures
Part 1-3: General actions – Snow loads
National specifications for ÖNORM EN 1991-1-3, national explanatory notes and national supplements
NEW on 15.05.2022

ÖNORM B 8110-5 Thermal insulation in building construction
Part 5: Climate model and usage profiles
NEW on 01.03.2024

ÖNORM B 8110-6-1 Thermal insulation in building construction
Part 6-1: Basics and determination of the heating and cooling demand
NEW on 01.03.2024

ÖNORM B 8110-6-2 Thermal insulation in building construction
Part 6-2: Validation of the heating and cooling demand
NEW on 01.03.2024

ÖNORM EN 351-1 Durability of wood and wood products – Solid wood treated with wood preservatives
Part 1: Classification of protective agent penetration and absorption
NEW on 01.08.2023

ÖNORM EN 351-2 Durability of wood and wood products – Solid wood treated with wood preservatives
Part 2: Guidance on sampling for the analysis of wood treated with wood preservatives.
NEW on 01.08.2023

ÖNORM EN 460 Durability of wood and wood products – Guideline for the determination of performance
NEW 07/15/2023

ÖNORM B 8115-3 Sound insulation and room acoustics in building construction
Part 3: Room acoustics
NEW on 01.07.2023

ÖNORM B 8115-2 Sound insulation and room acoustics in building construction
Part 2: Methodology for determining sound insulation levels
NEW on 15.04.2021

ÖNORM B 8115-5 Sound insulation and room acoustics in building construction
Part 5: Classification
NEW on 15.04.2021

ÖNORM B 8110-3 Thermal insulation in building construction
Part 3: Determination of the operative temperature in the summer case (parameters for avoiding summer overheating)
NEW on 01.06.2020

ÖNORM B 8110-2 Thermal insulation in building construction
Part 2: Water vapor diffusion, convection and condensation protection
NEW 01.01.2020

ÖNORM EN 13489 Wood flooring and parquet – Multilayer parquet elements
NEW on 15.09.2023

ÖNORM EN 384 Structural timber – Determination of characteristic values for mechanical properties and gross density
NEW on 01.11.2022

ÖNORM EN 13353 Solid wood panels (SWP) – Requirements
NEW on 15.10.2022

ÖNORM EN 14081-2 Timber structures – Strength graded structural timber with rectangular cross section
Part 2: Machine sorting; additional requirements for initial testing
NEW on 15.10.2022

ÖNORM EN 14081-3 Timber structures – Strength graded structural timber with rectangular cross section
Part 3: Machine sorting, additional requirements for factory production control
NEW on 15.08.2022

ÖNORM EN 16351 Timber structures – Cross laminated timber – Requirements
NEW on 01.07.2021

ÖNORM EN 14915 Solid wood wall and ceiling finishes – Characteristics, requirements and marking
NEW on 01.04.2020

The following norms, guidelines and standards – which are often relevant to timber construction – are currently being revised or reissued:

ÖNORM EN 1995-1-1
Eurocode 5 – Design of timber structures
Part 1-1: General – General rules and regulations for building construction

ÖNORM B 1995-1-2 or ÖNORM EN 1995-1-2
Eurocode 5 – Design, calculation and dimensioning of timber structures
Part 1-2: General rules – Design for fire

ÖNORM B 3802-4
Wood preservation in the building industry
Part 4: Control and remediation measures against fungal and insect infestation

ÖNORM B 3694 – NEW ! Interior waterproofing design

ÖNORM B 8115-4
Sound insulation and room acoustics in buildings

Part 4: Measures to meet the sound insulation requirements

(Note: This list is only an excerpt and does not claim to be complete)

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