Germany (ARGEBAU)

Bauministerkonferenz – ARGEBAU  

German Building Ministers Conference is a consortium of the departments of the 16 German “Länder” responsible for Building (Supreme Building Authorities) and Housing (so called ARGEBAU; (www.is-argebau.de).

Founded in 1949, it operates by using a standing committee and different sub-committees and expert committees. It co-ordinates activities in regard to the building laws and regulations within Germany and gives advice to its members concerning the application or interpretation of the regulations. All building laws, ordinances and regulations are based on models which are elaborated by the ARGEBAU. Within the CEBC the ARGEBAU is represented by the Expert in charge of European Affairs.
The most important committee is the conference meeting once a year of the Ministers and Senators of the German “Länder” to whom also regularly the Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs takes part as a guest. Present chairperson of the Building Ministers Conference is Minister of Building and Transport Oliver Wittke from North Rhine-Westphalia (www.mbv.nrw.de).
The Building Ministers Conference discusses questions and makes decisions on housing, town planning, building law and civil engineering, which are of common importance for the German “Länder”. The Conference represents the position of the German “Länder”. The Conference also officially comments to corporations and organisations. The 117th meeting (session) of the Building Ministers Conference will take place on 25th/26th of September 2008 in Gelsenkirchen/North Rhine-Westphalia.

Contact information:
Expert in charge of European Affairs at the German Ministers’ Building Conference
c/o Ministry of Building and Transport of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia,
Jürgensplatz 1

Tel.: 0049/211/3843-4206,
Fax: 0049/211/3843 93 4206
Website: www.is-argebau.de

Address:
Expert in charge of European Affairs at the German Ministers’ Building Conference
c/o Ministry of Building and Transport of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia,
Jürgensplatz 1
Düsseldorf
40219
Germany

Phone: 0049/211/3843-4206
Fax: 0049/211/3843 93 4206
Email:

Germany

Bundesvereinigung der Prüfingenieure für Bautechnik e.V. – BVPI

Organisation of independent consulting engineers for building inspection appointed by the supreme building authority and working both in the name and on behalf of the building authorities. Members are qualified to carry out inspection, supervision and checking of design, and execution within the building industry.

Website: www.bvpi.de

Address:
Kurfürstenstraße 129
Berlin
10785
Germany

Phone: 030 – 3198 914-0
Fax: 030 – 3198 914-19
Email: info@bvpi.de