Building process

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The construction process can refer to two different statements: First, the construction process can be used on a project basis. In this case, the entire process for the production of a structure is meant , from construction planning through construction to the building use phase. Otherwise it is used legally and denotes a court case in (private) building law matters .

Project related

The construction process includes the draft , approval planning , building permit , tender , implementation planning , construction management through to accounting. The architect traditionally leads the construction process. Since construction planning and construction are carried out separately, one after the other, the holistic view of the construction process focuses on the basic planning, its execution and thus any changes to the planning.

The planning influences the invoicing of the construction work performed through the tender, as this is charged on the basis of the basic service specifications. Changes to orders by the client are possible, provided that they have been approved, and are taken into account in the billing, as are any additional expenses incurred by the contractor through no fault of their own, if certified by the site management.

A construction loan is usually used to finance the construction process . This is consolidated before the building use phase. The architect manages any warranty work.


Mainly legal proceedings of the private construction law are referred to as construction processes. Construction processes are usually characterized by a combination of legal, technical and factual issues. Expert reports therefore usually play an important role. The duration of the procedure is often longer than average for construction processes. As an alternative to state jurisdiction, arbitration tribunals are particularly widespread in the construction sector .

See also


  • Sacha Menz (Ed.): Three books on the building process , Zurich: vdf Hochschulverlag AG at the ETH Zurich, 2008, ISBN 978-3-7281-3213-0
  • Ulrich Werner, Walter Pastor: The building process , 13th edition 2011, Werner Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8041-5024-9