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Planning and Building Legislation

The purpose of the planning and building legislation is to promote sustainable development in favor of individuals, the society and future generations. Together with the associated regulations and guidance, the Planning and Building Act is one of the most important framing factors for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC).

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The provisions of the legislation are implemented through governmental, regional and municipal planning and building administration, and put into practice by the industry.

We work within the following fields:

  • Dissemination
  • Research
  • Research-based advice

Typical projects include:

  • Legislation; introduction and training
  • Legal assessment of solutions
  • Studies on proposed regulatory changes
  • Evaluation of implemented regulatory changes

Our clients are companies in the construction industry, municipal and state administration.

Why choose SINTEF?
SINTEF has an independent position with the authorities, and a longstanding cooperation on implementation of regulations, specifically through our work on the Building Research Series. As a result, SINTEF knows the technical consequences and complications of different rules and requirements. This gives us a unique position to interpret, assess, and evaluate the regulations.