Maintenance and removal of construction works
The owner of a construction work is responsible for the maintenance of the construction work and shall ensure its maintenanceThe owner of a construction work shall ensure the maintenance of the construction work in a manner which, during its life cycle, preserves the essential requirements for the construction work. The owner shall also ensure improving of compliance with the essential requirements for the construction work, energy performance of buildings and unobstructed access to or within the construction work.
In the case of damage to the construction work, which presents a threat to human life and health, the environment, nature, other construction works or the stability of the ground in adjoining land, the construction work owner shall undertake urgent measures to remove the threat and mark the construction work as dangerous until the elimination of such damage.
Removal of construction worksIn order to remove a construction work or any part thereof, it is required to request the development of a removal design from a certified architect or construction engineer, and to notify the competent building control authority in written form of the commencement of works on the removal of the construction work.
List of competent bodies
In the notification of the commencement of works on the removal of the construction work, the owner shall indicate the designer of the removal design, designations of that design, the contractor and the supervising engineer.
Within five days from receipt of the notification of the commencement of works on the removal of the construction work, the building control authority shall notify thereof the Ministry of the Interior, building inspection and labour inspection, while the building inspection shall also be notified about the designer and designations of the removal design.
When removing construction works, the stability of adjoining or other land and/or the compliance with the essential requirements of other construction works, or the life and health of people or other public interest must not be threatened in any way, while any construction waste resulting from the removal of the construction work must be handled in accordance with the legal provisions governing waste management.