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Construction Insights 2023: Poland

03 March 2023
An amendment to the Building Law, aimed at simplifying and digitizing the construction process in Poland, came into force on the 27th January 2023. 

Amendment of the Act dated 7 July 1994 Building Law ("Building Law")

Currently all construction logs (i.e. documentation which collates information during the course of construction works) are maintained in hard paper copy.  However, upon entry into force of the amendment, construction logs may be kept in either hard copy paper format or in digital format in an electronic system known as 'Elektroniczny Dziennik Budowy' (translating in English as 'Electronic Log Book'), which will be available on the website operated by Główny Inspektor Nadzoru Budowlanego (the General Construction Supervision Inspector). Each electronic construction log will have its own individual number.

Existing construction logs conducted to date in hard copy may be continued in digital format, but hard copy construction logs will continue to be available until 31 December 2029. Following this date, it will become mandatory for all construction logs to be stored electronically. 

Undoubtedly, this amendment to the Building Law will simplify and modernise the process for maintaining construction logs, which are crucial documents within the framework of the construction process in Poland.  

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