The first Hungarian BIM Handbook has been prepared and published on the website of Lechner Tudásközpont on 22 June 2018, free of charge. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new approach to design, construction and facility management, where the digital representation of the building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function and how they are designed and built.
At the end of March 2017, the Hungarian Parliament accepted the amendment to the Building Act, which enters into force on 27 April 2017.
A Government decree has been published recently on the compulsory professional liability insurance of designers and contractors relating to the construction of buildings under 300 sqm subject to simple notification.
After three years, the regulations on the construction inspection fines had been conceptually amended again as of June and July 2016.
In a classical sense, a “greenfield investment” is the construction of a new industrial unit in a territory previously used as agricultural area. The selected land is under agricultural use, and public utilities and infrastructure necessary for the industrial unit are typically not available. In many cases already existing industrial plants do not have any other choice but to expand towards the neighboring agricultural parcels. In the course of a greenfield investment, developers have to face several circumstances which differ from those of a “classic” or a “brownfield” industrial project.
A new act on the protection of the cityscape has been approved by the Hungarian Parliament recently for the purpose of supporting construction investments as well as protecting and forming the specific cityscape of cities and villages. Under the new rules, the elements of the cityscape protection, the liability for the cityscape requirements and information about the cityscape requirements shall be defined in a local legal regulation, to be issued by the municipality.