The earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş brought the earthquake resistance of buildings and whether they are safe or not to the agenda again.
The use of iron in construction, which generally occurs after earthquakes and disasters, stands out as an issue open to doubt. Rebar is seen as one of the important items of the informal economy. Considering all these, within the scope of the fight against the unregistered economy, rebar is being closely monitored in order to contribute to tax security as well as building safety in our country, which is located in the earthquake zone.
My site will be launched in the new year
The Construction Rebar Monitoring System (IDIS), which will monitor and record all stages of rebar production, including the laboratory stage, will be implemented by the General Directorate of Mint and Stamp Printing House as of January 1, 2024.
As soon as the rebar leaves the production line, it will be recorded with a special security sign and will be monitored at every step from now on. Rebars, loading and unloading, sales to wholesalers, sales from wholesalers to contractors, control of building inspectors at the construction site, and finally with the approval of the inspector, can be viewed one by one on a product basis, thanks to İDİS.
While a great contribution to building safety will be made with İDİS, more than 40 billion liras of tax loss per year will be prevented. In addition, unfair competition in the sector will be prevented.
Registration in İDİS is mandatory for all stakeholders.
İDİS will be mandatory next year. Manufacturers and importers will not be able to sell rebars that are not registered with İDİS after January 1, 2024.
In this context, the registration of existing rebar producers and importers, exporters, wholesalers, dealers, traders and building contractors, building inspection companies and all relevant stakeholders to İDİS will be completed by the end of 2023.
It is applied from Europe to the USA and China
Applications similar to İDİS have been successfully implemented abroad for years. In the European Union, the construction products regulation dated 2011 requires quality and performance inspections.
For example, in France, construction materials can be tracked throughout their life cycle with special markings. Similarly, in the USA, iron and steel producers are obliged to be part of the quality certification program and ensure the traceability of their products.
China and developing countries also have similar laws and regulations. Since 2019, China has been taking steps to prevent low quality and tax evasion in iron and steel products by applying smart labels to critical construction materials.