DS 436:1993

Code of Practice for the groundwater drainage of structures

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Building work in new and altered buildings in Denmark

The Building Regulations contain the Danish rules for building work in new buildings, extensions, conversions and other rebuilding work, as well as changes in the use of buildings that are important in relation to the Danish Building Act or the Building Regulations, the demolition of buildings and alterations and other rebuilding work that may affect the consumption of energy in the building. The Building Regulations apply to building work carried out in the Danish market.

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The object of the requirements of this code is so to preclude or reduce groundwater pressure on buildings, that it will be possible in a reasonable manner, and with due regard to their use, to keep such buildings dry. The code covers all measures for draining away groundwater from buildings, tunnels, canals, retaining walls and similar structures in earth, irrespective of the type and origin of the materials of which the drainage system is composed.


Number of pages: 40

Published: 1993-12-14

Date of approval: 1993-08-31

International relationships :

ICS: 93.020 - Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Undergroun

Item number: 16705


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