Technical definitions and explanations of terms
The glossary is intended to provide helpful information for planning and execution with the help of regulations, guidelines, standards and pipe tables.
The German Institute for Building Technology is a joint authority of the federal and state governments based in Berlin. The main task of the DIBt is to grant national approvals for non-regulated construction products and types and to issue European Technical Assessments (ETA) according to the EU Construction Products Regulation.
Indicates how long a component or type offers resistance to a fire. It is divided into the terms relating to building regulations (fire-retardant, highly fire-retardant, fire-resistant) and the product-related terms (e.g. R30, R60, R90). The previous design-related classification acc. DIN 4102 is increasingly being replaced by the standardized European fire resistance classes according to DIN EN 13501 (e.g. EI90).
Light partition wall in stand construction with steel substructure and planking on both sides made of plasterboard fire protection boards or non-combustible cement or gypsum-bound building boards. These walls can be erected according to the standard specifications of DIN 4102-4 or according to manufacturer-specific proof of usability.