The Building Permit in Romania

The Building Authorization System in Romania Romania has one of the most complicated and time-consuming building permit procedures within the EU. It was ranked as the 50th in the world. The system is also rigged by some corruption phenomena. You should not be concerned about corruption, but they might interfere[1] with your project. In order…

Architectural Design Requirements in Romania

Romanian Construction Quality law sets a a few architectural requirements for the building design, named: Design Requirements These requirements are not solely for the design, they target the building from the design boards, the construction phases and the use of the buildings. The developer of any building is responsible for all these tasks solidary with…

The Power Of The Architectural Design: Fire Safety

I’ve just wrote an article related to the high rise fire safety in Romania under the Building in Romania Category on my company website. Please also read: „The Constructions Quality Control System in Romania” Actually the starting point was not the concern regarding spreading the word on construction industry in my country, but a Linkedin…

Apartment Buildings Architecture After The Crisis In Romania

The new apartment buildings developed in Romania failed to target a specific market: the typical middle class family. They targeted a more and more narrow market niche as the prices went up. The way that the bubble developed is not very important right now, but the opportunities opened. The market tends to be less and…

Buying a Plot/Land? Must Know Things Before You Buy Land in Romania

This topic is about the technical conditions required to Build in Romania. What makes a plot of land suitable for construction in Romania First of all, the plot of land should be Constructable/Buildable: “intravilan” – meaning the plot is inside the city perimeter. Nevertheless, if the land is outside the city limits (extravilan) it can…

Urban Regulations in Romania (Zoning in Romania)

How to build in Romania: Zoning Urban Regulations in Romania are applicable in all areas: urban, rural areas and even agricultural lands. Urban Regulations are set by: The General Urban Regulations (Regulamentul General de Urbanism –RGU) (Government Decision No. 525/1996 – Hotararea de Guvern Nr. 525/1996). It is the base for all local urban regulations.…

Euro 600 Millions To Be Lost By Romanian Office-Building Developers Annually

in Romanian Dozen articles used to reveal the huge demand of A-Class Building Spaces. Deficits of Hundreds of thousands or even millions squared meters were shown compared with Budapest, Warsaw and Prague in 2007. Both Developers and the important Real Estate agencies understood the multinational companies’ need of more and more large, imposing office spaces.…

Deep Excavations in Romania

The Romanian Building Code has a set of rules to support the edges of deep excavations in urban areas with slurry walls or piled walls made under protection of bentonite. Wețve posted on our site: structural-design.ro images from one of our construction sites featuring deep excavations. Pictures of construction works: Digging in the middle of…