Royal Decree 314/2006, of March 17, which approves the Technical Building Code

Exact name (in spanish): Real Decreto 314/2006, de 17 de marzo, por el que se aprueba el Código Técnico de la Edificación

Current update: June 24, 2017

Approval date: BOE no. 74 of March 28, 2006

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of Housing

Issue: Built environment


“The Technical Building Code, hereinafter CTE, is the regulatory framework that regulates the basic quality requirements that buildings must meet, including their facilities, to satisfy the basic requirements of safety and habitability, in development of the provided for in the second final provision of Law 38/1999, of November 5, on Building Planning, hereinafter LOE. The CTE establishes these basic requirements for each of the basic requirements of “structural safety”, “safety in case of fire”, “safety of use and accessibility”, “hygiene, health and environmental protection”, “protection against noise” and “energy savings and thermal insulation”, established in article 3 of the LOE, and “provides procedures that allow compliance to be accredited with sufficient technical guarantees.”

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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