This standard specifies the requirements, the basic performance criteria and evaluation of conformity for precast linear elements (such as columns, beams and frame elements) made of reinforced or prestressed normal or lightweight concrete, used for the construction of the structures of buildings and other civil engineering works, except bridges. Beams which are used in connection with in-situ concrete layers are also covered by this document. This document covers terminology, performance criteria, tolerances, relevant physical properties, test methods, and aspects of transport and erection. This document does not cover load bearing capacity determined by testing. This standard does not cover the stability determined by testing and subsequent calculation, except spun concrete beams. The committee responsible for this standard is NA 005-07-08 AA "Betonfertigteile (Sp CEN/TC 229)" ("Precast concrete products (mirror committee of CEN/TC 229)") of the Building and Civil Engineering Standards Committee at DIN.