Sheath Ordinance: What will change for project developers, planners, clients, and contractors?

In July 2021, the Sheath Ordinance was promulgated in the Bundesanzeiger. For a long time, experts had to wait for a uniform federal regulations on the handling of mineral substitute building materials, the amendment of the Federal Soil Protection and Contaminated Sites Ordinance and the amendments to the Landfill Ordinance and Commercial Waste Ordinance.

Land recycling as part of site management

These changes will come into force on 1 August 2023.

To avoid delays in your construction projects from summer 2023 onwards, project developers, planners, clients, and contractors should already deal with the most important innovations regarding the handling of soil and construction waste.

Would you need to supplement existing expert opinions and plans, against the background of these legal changes?

Our WESSLING experts offer in-house seminars precisely for this purpose. They have closely observed the years-long process surrounding the creation of the new regulation and are therefore very familiar with the latest amendments. Therefore, it is possible for them to offer on-site seminars focusing on the following topics: 

  • General introduction
  • Examination of soil material and dredged material: New investigation obligations: Excavation/installation site
  • Substitute Building Materials Ordinance
    • Receipt control
    • Material and monitoring values
    • New requirements for analyses
    • Mobile construction waste processing plants
    • Reporting, storage and documentation obligations
  • Recycling of materials
    • Technical structures (standard construction methods)
    • Soil-like reutilisation
  • Classification of materials according to the Substitute Building Materials and Landfill Ordinance
  • Substantial changes in content
  • Federal Soil Protection Ordinanace test values - What is new?
  • Transitional arrangements: Substitute Buidling Materials Ordinance and Federal Soil Protection Ordinance
  • Impact on projects in the planning stage
  • Strategies for avoiding additional costs

The introduction to the topic will be given by our expert Christoph Wortmann, a recognised expert according to Section 18 Federal Soil Protection Ordinance, who has closely observed the years-long process surrounding the creation of the new ordinance and translates it into practice for you.

Your contact

Christoph Wortmann
„I am at your disposal for enquiries and further information on our in-house seminars. Together we will determine the thematic focus for your seminar!“


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