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This page contains all legislation that is important for an architect in Suriname ; the documents are available in Dutch only.

a - laws & governmental decrees
 

G.B. 1956 no. 30 dato 1956-04-06 ; bouwverordening
This law provides the basic framework for governmental regulation of the construction sector. All building plans are subject to governmental approval, and are evaluated in accordance with the rules & regulations specified in S.B. 1956 no.108 (bouwbesluit). However, the law limits itsself to the area of the city of Paramaribo, with the possibility of extension to other area's.
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G.B. 1972 no. 96 dato 1972-07-21 ; stedebouwkundige wet
This law provides the regulation for town planning and land development. The government will provide "structuurplans" and "bestemmingsplans", and all land development must be carried out in accordance with these plans. However, the government has untill 2003 NEVER made any such plans, so the law is a dead letter and cannot function.
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S.B. 1981 no.145 dato 1981-09-15 ; decreet vergunningen bedrijven en beroepen
This decree states, that the government can decide to obligatory license a certain profession. The professions that are subject to licensing (a.o. architect, contractor, engineer) are specified in
S.B. 1981 no.147 and S.B. 1985 no. 40. Standards for licensing differ per profession. The standards for the architect's profession are specified in AVB. 1996 no. 68.
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S.B. 1996 no. 16 dato 1996-03-13 ; wet brandweer Suriname
Fire department law
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S.B. 2002 no. 72 dato 2002-09-05 ; wet behoud van monumenten en stads- en dorpsgezichten
Law concerning the preservation of monuments & historic city shapes.
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b - governmental resolutions
 

G.B. 1956 no.108 dato 1956-11-26 ; bouwbesluit
Rules & regulations for obtaining a building licence. Only building plans within the area where the "bouwverordening" is in effect, are subject to licensing.
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G.B. 1957 no. 67 dato 1957-08-26 ; wijziging en aanvulling bouwverordening 1956
addendum to S.B. 1956 no.30 (bouwverordening); mainly correction of typographic mistakes
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G.B. 1970 no. 67 dato 1970-06-13 ; uitbreiding werkingsfeer bouwverordening
addendum to S.B. 1956 no.30 (bouwverordening) and S.B. 1956 no. 108 (bouwbesluit). The "bouwverordening" and "bouwbesluit" come into force in certain areas outside Paramaribo. Building plans within these areas are now subject to licensing.
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S.B. 1981 no. 26 dato 1981-03-13 ; aanwijzing woongebied district Nickerie
In this decree, the an area of Nickerie is given the status of "woongebied". This status is defined by S.B. 1972 no.96 (stedebouwkundige wet) and S.B. 1956 no.30 (bouwverordening). All building plans within the area are now subject to licensing.
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S.B. 1981 no.147 dato 1981-09-15 ; besluit vergunningsplichtige bedrijven en beroepen
This resolution lists all profesions that are subject to licencing (among others: architect, engineer, contractor).
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S.B. 1985 no. 40 dato 1985-05-15 ; uitbreiding besluit vergunningsplichtige bedrijven en beroepen
first addendum to S.B. 1981 no.147 (besluit vergunningsplichtige bedrijven). More professions are added to the list.
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S.B. 1993 no. 51 dato 1993-06-14 ; uitbreiding besluit vergunningsplichtige bedrijven en beroepen
second addendum to S.B. 1981 no.147 (besluit vergunningsplichtige bedrijven). More professions are added to the list.
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S.B. 2001 no. 74 dato 2001-10-31 ; aanwijzing historische binnenstad en instelling Bouwcommissie
In this decree, the inner city of Paramaribo is given a special protected status. All building plans are subject to the normal evaluation procedure according to S.B. 1956 no.108 (bouwbesluit), but must alsoo comply with a set of special architectural design rules specified in AVB. 2003 no. 34,to be evaluated by a special committee, the "bouwcommissie".
The decree is now in full effect. The bouwcommissie has been appointed, and the design rules have been officially published in april 2003.
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S.B. 2002 no. 93 dato 2002-11-08 ; wijziging bouwbesluit
addendum to S.B. 1956 no.108 (bouwbesluit). All building plans must be submitted by a licensed architect, with the exception of dwellings with a floor area less than 100 m2.
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c - ministerial decrees
 

AVB. 1996 no. 68 dato 1996-09-13 ; normen opleiding en vakbekwaamheid architect
This ministrial decree specifies standards for the architect's profession. Basically, to obtain a licence, one must be a MSC with 3 years of experience, or a BSC with 5 years of experience. All applications are evaluated by a licencing committee. This committee must alsoo maintain a public register of licensed architects.
The decree is only partially in effect, as the licensing committee has not yet been appointed and the public register not yet established.
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AVB. 2003 no. 34 dato 2003-04-29 ; bijzondere eisen bouwplannen historische binnenstad
architectural design rules for new buildings in the historic inner city of Paramaribo.
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d - standard general conditions
 

AR 1971 (ongewijzigde herdruk maart 1988)
Algemene regelen voor de honorering van de architect en de verdere rechtsverhouding tussen opdrachtgever en architect 1971
Rules concerning the legal relationship between architect and client, and the architect's fee.
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VBS 1971
voorschriften voor de uitvoering en de bouwstoffen behorende bij bestekken voor bouwkundige werken in Suriname 1971
Standards for the technical execution of works and quality of construction materials
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ABS 1975
Algemene bepalingen voor de uitvoering en de aanbesteding van werken onder beheer van het departement van Openbare Werken en Verkeer in Suriname.
Standards for the procurement of works and the administrative execution of works.
 

The following standards have not yet come into effect, but will very soon replace the AR 1971 and ABS 1975. They have been published in the booklet "Spelregels voor de bouw" (ministry of Public Works, 1996). They are already in use in daily practise and jurisprudence.
 

AWS 1996
aanbestedingsreglement voor werken in Suriname 1996
Standards for the procurement of works
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UWS 1996
uitvoeringsvoorwaarden voor werken in Suriname 1996
Standards for the administrative execution of works.
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ADS 1996
aanbestedingsreglement voor diensten in Suriname 1996
Standards for the procurement of services
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ARS 1996
Algemene regelen voor de honorering van de architect en de verdere rechtsverhouding tussen opdrachtgever en architect in Suriname 1996
Rules concerning the legal relationship between architect and client, and the architect's fee.
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