Building Regulations in Europe
Part II: A Comparison of Technical
Requirements in Eight European Countries
Housing & Urban Policy Studies No.24

By Linda Sheridan, et al.
December 2003
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2449-0
280 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$87.50 Paper Original

The protection of safety and health of their citizens is a major reason for governments to draw up regulations for the built environment. In the course of time other points of departure, such as utility, energy economy, sustainability and economic motives have come to play a part. For these subjects technical requirements are formulated and the procedures for checking building plans against the requirements and issuing the building permits have been laid down in laws.

In search for ingredients for a uniform system of building control in Europe, Delft Technical University and the University of Liverpool carried out an international research project into the systems of building regulations, implementation and control and the systems of technical requirements in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Denmark.


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