Start of construction & construction supervision

You may be required to file a Notice of Commencement or provide proof of construction inspection. In addition, there are numerous construction requirements to be observed.

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Notice of commencement

You must start the construction project within two years from the date of receiving the construction permit.

Upon commencement of the construction project, you must submit to Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics a notice of commencement of construction (form).

In the case of construction projects that do not require a permit or are only subject to notification, no notice of commencement is required.

If the deadline is missed, the building permit expires. Under certain circumstances, a one-time application may be made for an extension of the deadline for the start of construction (see § 35 para. 3 TBO).

Proof of building inspection

Once the basic framework of your building is in place, a licensed firm, builder or surveyor must confirm that the building corners, sectional framework, elevation and floor slab or foundation have been maintained and inspected according to the building permit. Thus, you must send a confirmation to the Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics.. that the building complies with the building permit.

Construction monitoring

Among others, there are the following measures for construction supervision:

Construction supervision

The Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics. verifies that you comply with both the laws and regulations and the building permit or building notification in the execution of your construction project.

Construction defects

If Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics. detects significant defects during a construction project, you as the builder-owner will be prohibited from further execution of the relevant parts of the construction project. You will be given a reasonable period of time to remedy the defects.

If you notice defects in a construction project (e.g. cracks, falling plaster parts or roof tiles), please contact the City Department Building and fire police Outside office hours or in case of imminent danger, please call the Fire Department's emergency number 122 or the Mobile Monitoring Group.

Static evaluations and findings

The Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics.. assesses and evaluates both the implementation of construction measures and the existing building from a structural point of view.

  • Assessment of static concepts in the course of the construction process
  • Assessment of the load-bearing capacity of existing buildings in the case of conversions, additions of storeys and other changes to existing buildings
  • Assessment of excavation securing in the course of the construction process

Avoiding adverse effects from construction sites

As a builder or person responsible for construction, you must ensure that the life and health of people and the safety of property are not endangered when carrying out a construction project, and that unacceptable nuisance to neighbors, especially through noise or dust, is avoided. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics

Construction Noise & Noise Complaints

Construction noise is any disturbing noise caused by construction work on building sites. The Tyrolean Construction Noise Ordinance 2016 defines the permissible noise immissions from construction sites and how they are determined.

The new Construction Noise Ordinance no longer defines limit values for noise. To assess construction noise, the period of occurrence, the distance between the construction site and neighboring properties, and the extent of the need for protection are taken into account. Under certain conditions, construction work is only permitted with an exceptional permit or with measures to reduce noise.

An exception permit to the requirements of the Construction Noise Ordinance can be applied for by the builder if the construction work could otherwise not be carried out or could only be carried out at disproportionately high additional costs. For approval or if you have any questions, please contact Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics.

Who should I contact about construction noise?

If you feel bothered by construction noise from private construction sites, the best way to contact the Service Unit Structural engineering, fire protection and building physics. is by e-mail. It is important that you provide your exact address and the time of the noise. The building and fire police in Innsbruck is only responsible for construction sites in the city of Innsbruck. Please note that you do not have to adhere to all normal quiet hours when working on construction sites. For example, it is permitted to build from 6 a.m., during the midday quiet period and until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

If it is construction noise from a road construction site on public land, please contact the City Department Civil Engineering

Tree protection

During your construction site, you must ensure that no trees are harmed. If you have any questions, please contact the City Department Green spaces

Traffic routing

Before you can begin construction on or adjacent to the street, you must have a traffic permit. See Working on & alongside the road. Your traffic notice will list the measures you must take. Usually, your construction company will take care of this.

For questions about traffic management or traffic permits, contact the Service Unit Road traffic and road law

Who is the contact person for traffic obstructions?

For questions regarding traffic obstructions due to construction sites, contact the Service Unit Road traffic and road law.

For questions regarding general traffic routing in Innsbruck, please contact the Service Unit Traffic Management

Last updated 09.12.2022