Author’s Supervision (Design Supervision) according to article 162 from the Spatial Planning Act (ZUT) in Bulgaria
The conditions and the order for carrying out author’s supervision, or in other words, design supervision during the construction are determined by a contract between the contractor and the designer. Design supervision under the Civil Engineering discipline is mandatory task for all constructions from first to fifth category, inclusive, as per the Bulgarian laws and regulations.
The prescriptions of the civil designer, related to his/her copyright for certain civil engineering project, for the exact observance of the investment design project developed by the civil designer, are entered in the order book and are obligatory for the other participants in the construction.
The person performing design supervision during the construction should monitor whether the contractor, within the meaning of Article 163 from ZUT, uses the correct documentation and monitors its strict observance and implementation.
According to Art. 175. from the Bulgarian Spatial Development Act (ZUT), after the actual completion of the construction, executive documentation should be prepared, reflecting the insignificant deviations from the agreed projects by the contractor or by a person, determined by the contractor. The transmission should be certified by a stamp and signature of the respective administration, affixed on all graphical and textual engineering documentation (drawings, Technical Note, Calculation note, etc.) The executive documentation is an integral part of the issued construction documents (the civil engineering design).
In case of significant deviations from the issued construction documents, the body that approved the projects is obliged to take the relevant legal actions, as well as to inform the interested parties.
Upon completion of the project, a report is prepared, which is necessary for the issuance of a permit for use or commissioning.