National Office of Building Technology and Administration

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National Office of Building Technology and Administration
Statens bygningstekniske etat
Statens bygningstekniske etat logo.png
Agency overview
Superseding agency
  • Directorate of Building Quality
Jurisdiction Government of Norway
Headquarters Oslo
Agency executive
  • Olav Ø. Berge, Director
Parent agency Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

The National Office of Building Technology and Administration* (Norwegian: Statens bygningstekniske etat) was a Norwegian government agency responsible for managing laws and rules related to building and construction, authorises rules related to documentation of construction materials and their properties, as well as approving companies related to the Plan- and Building Act. The agency gives however jurisdiction to local municipalities, along with the County Governor, in appealing individual building permits.

Since 1 January 2012, the office has taken on the title of Directorate of Building Quality (Norwegian: Direktoratet for Byggkvalitet).



The Directorate of Building Quality is organized into five departments:

  1. Department of Construction Process
  2. Department of Products and Systems
  3. Department for Central Approval
  4. Department for Communication
  5. Department of Internal Services

The agency has offices at Marabous gt 13, Oslo with the exception of the Department for Central Approval which is located in Gjøvik.

*The agency is subordinate to the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and located in Oslo.


While newer editions are being revised and editing, the current applicable process and design regulations are:

  • SAK10 - Regulations for building permit application & handling, quality control, inspection, and guidelines for qualifying individual and organizations.
  • TEK10 - Regulations for technical building limitations which adopt guidelines from Norsk Standard and SINTEF.
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