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Provision of services in Lower Saxony by external structural planners from a Member State of the European Union

In the case of construction measures within the meaning of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO), the stability proof is checked if the construction project falls within the projects referred to in Section 65 (3) p. 1 NBauO.   If you are established in an EU, EEA or equivalent state and wish to carry out temporary or occasional structural planning in Lower Saxony, this activity shall be notified. With the notification, you will obtain the test exemption of the stability proofs for the construction installations covered by the test exemption in Lower Saxony if you meet the conditions set out below.

The following construction facilities are covered by the test exemption: residential buildings of building class 1-3, buildings up to 200 m2 of floor space; single-storey agricultural, forestry or commercially used buildings with roof constructions up to 6 m support width, with skilled roof ties up to 20 m support width.

If a year has passed since the last advertisement and you intend to continue to provide structural design in Lower Saxony, this must be reported to the Chamber of Engineers.

Process flow

An advertisement on the supply of structural design services by persons established in EU, EEA and equivalent states shall be made in writing or online using the form available. The evidence referred to in 'required documents' shall be attached to the application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers.

Requirements

The following requirements apply for the first display:

  • Proof of professional qualification
  • No significant differences between the professional qualification obtained by a foreign degree in engineering or studies in other European countries and a domestic degree which, on the basis of a degree in civil engineering or civil engineering, entitles you to hold the professional title "engineer" or "engineer" or entitles him to hold the professional title "architect" or "architect".
  • Certificate of establishment as a structural planner or structural designer and non-prohibiting the practice of the profession or proof of professional practice as a structural planner of at least one year (if the profession is not regulated in the establishment facility)
  • reliability required for the profession

The following requirements apply to re-display:

  • re-display
  • documents if there have been significant changes in the situation attested in the documents submitted so far.

Further details can be found in Section 21 of the NIngG (see legal basis).

Which documents are required?

For the first time, the following documents must be presented:

  • Proof of university degree
  • Certificate of establishment as a structural planner or structural designer and non-prohibiting the practice of the profession or proof of professional practice as a structural planner of at least one year (if the profession is not regulated in the establishment facility)
  • For all documents in a non-German language, a translation must be attached, which must be confirmed by a translator appointed and sworn in by the public
  • Statement of reliability

Documents must be submitted in addition to the notification if there have been significant changes in the situation attested in the documents submitted so far.

Please have all the necessary documents ready for the electronic application. Without the complete documentation, you will not be able to complete the electronic application process or submit your application.

What are the fees?

The fee range ranges from €150 to €1,500.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

  • A maximum of two months after receipt of the complete documents
  • Exception: if the proven professional qualification falls short of the professional qualification required by Section 21 of the NIngG

Applications / forms

Advertisements can be submitted at any time in writing or online to the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers.

Forms to download:
https://www.ingenieurkammer.de/das-koennen-wir-fuer-sie-tun/mitgliedschaft-und-listen/antraege

  • Online procedure
    Link to the online application
  • Personal appearance may be required, e.B. if aptitude test is required

Appeal

Administrative court action

What else should I know?

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Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers

Professionally released on

04.12.2020

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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