Basics of standardization

Basics of standardization

What is what in standardization? Here you can easily look up the most important terms.

What is the meaning of acronyms such as EN, ONR and ISO? What is new about the New Approach and what was agreed in the Vienna Agreement? How does the standardization process work and how do the Eurocodes revolutionize the construction sector?

You can find answers to those and many other questions related to the world of standardization in the Basics section so that you know what people are talking about.

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When you know what the terms mean, you can easily understand what standardization has to do with the economy.

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Draft standard, work item, Standardization Act - a look behind the scenes shows how everything fits together.

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