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Jeroen van der, H (2010) Privatisation of building code enforcement: a comparative study of regimes in Australia and Canada. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(01), 60–75.

João Branco, P, Frits, M and Henk, V (2010) Building control systems of European Union countries: a comparison of tasks and responsibilities. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(01), 45–59.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: buildings; control systems; European Union
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/17561451011036513
  • Abstract:
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the tasks and responsibilities of public and private parties in the building control systems of the 27 European Union (EU) countries. Design/methodology/approach – To gather the necessary information, a questionnaire on building regulatory systems was distributed to experts in each country, and the major legal documents in each jurisdiction were reviewed. The information was organized into thematic tables that describe all the countries studied. The themes within the tables are: regulatory framework, application, plan approval, site inspection, completion, and supervision. Findings – The paper finds that there are many similarities between the building control systems of the various EU countries. Public parties in all countries set the regulatory framework, check planning applications, issue building permits, conduct final inspections, grant completion certificates, and supervise the operation of the system. The main difference between them concerns the nature of the involvement of private parties in checking technical requirements, and in site inspections. Three basic types of building control systems are identified: public, mixed, and dual. The majority of the countries have mixed systems. Although several variations are found among the mixed systems, the most common situation is for public parties to check the technical requirements and private parties to be involved in site inspections. Originality/value – The analysis provides a global picture of the building control systems of all EU countries. The results can be useful for situating the systems of each country within the European panorama, assessing the main trends and developments and guiding strategic choices on possible improvements in each country.

Luke, B and Carolyn, G (2010) Perceptions of occupiers' liability risk by estate managers: a case study of memorial safety in English cemeteries. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(01), 76–93.

Michael Charles, B and Thomas, U (2010) Follow-up empirical study of the performance of the New South Wales construction industry security of payment legislation. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(01), 7–25.

Simon, H, Peter, K M and John, P (2010) Anti-social behaviour law and policy in the United Kingdom: assessing the impact of enforcement action in the management of social housing. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(01), 26–44.