National Agency for Standards and Metrology (GeoSTM) launches with Latvian
Standard (LVS) the development cooperation project "Improvement of the
Georgian standardization: support for the development and maintenance of the
Eurocode's design system". The aim of the project is to provide support
for the improvement of the Georgian standardization system in the construction
sector by strengthening the coordination of the common standardization process,
ensuring the exchange of experience and skills on the adoption of Eurocode
standards, accessibility and development perspectives and promoting stakeholder
participation in standardization.
the framework of the project the following activities will be implemented:
Sharing the experience by Latvian experts on the implementation of Eurocodes in
The development of national annexes, examples of best practices in their
maintenance and application;
· The promotion of SME participation in
· Meetings and discussions with the
representatives and experts of the LVS, the Ministry of Economics, the State
Construction Control Bureau, the Latvian Association of Civil Engineers and
construction companies are foreseen.
a result of the project, it is expected that the systematic work on the
implementation of Eurocodes and national annexes based on the developed and
approved work program will be restored and maintained in Georgia.
work on the approximation of the national standardization system to the EU
standardization model in Georgia began in 2006, when the transition to the
adoption of technical regulations and standards developed in Europe was decided
at the national political level to promote the competitiveness and growth of the
national economy. Such reforms were also foreseen in the field of construction,
as one of the tasks of moving forward to Eurocode standards in the design of
building structures. The initiated process marked the abandonment of Soviet
technical norms and standards, from the mandatory application of standards in favor
of voluntary application.
project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
and launches by the delegation from GEOSTM during their study visit in Latvia (20-24 August of 2018