The Construction Contracts Committe

start_lawBKK is a non-profit making association consisting of authorities, associations and organizations on the building proprietor, consultants and contractor sides of the construction sector. The Board of directors consists of 9 members and 9 deputy members, of which the builiding proprietors and contractors each have 4 members and 4 deputy members and the consultants 1 member and 1 deputy member.

According to its rules the object of the association is ”to constitute a negotiation body for the principals regarding general conditions for different kinds of contracts, to draw up such conditions, to work for the observance of agreements made within the association and to conduct other activities connected therewith”.

At present, the great majority of contracts in Sweden are based either on ”Allmänna bestämmelser för byggnads-, anläggnings- och installationsentreprenader (AB 04)” of 2004 (General Conditions of Contract for Building, Civil Engineering and Installation Work) or ”Allmänna bestämmelser för totalentreprenader, avsedda för byggnads-, anläggnings- och installationsarbeten (ABT 06) of 2006 (General Conditions of Contract för Building, Civil Engineering and Installation Work performed on a package deal basis). Supporting these two documents are commentaries and forms of agreement which have been worked out jointly by the parties. The Construction Contracts Committee has had a decisive influence on the production of all these documents.

In the case of agreements between client and consultant ”Allmänna bestämmelser för konsultuppdrag inom arkitekt- och ingenjörsverksamhet (ABK 09) of 2009 (General Rules for Consulting Works in Architectural and Engineering Activities) is usually applied with appurtenant commentaries and forms of agreement. At the production of these documents, the member organizations of the Construction Contracts Committee have represented the clients.

Among other matters dealt with by the Committee is the answering of questions regarding fixed and fluctuating prices, as well as indices for building contracts. The Committee has also taken interest in certain educational matters.

Member organizations of the Construction Contracts Committee

Clients/Employers

The Swedish Construction Clients Forum (”Byggherrarna”)
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) (”Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting”)
The Government (”Staten”) via
The Swedish Transport Administration (”Trafikverket”)
The Fortifications Administration (”Fortifikationsverket”)
The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (”Luftfartsverket”)
National Property Board (” Statens Fastighetsverk”)
Swedish Property Federation (”Fastighetsägarna”)
The HSB National Federation (”HSBs Riksförbund”)
The Co-operative Housing Organization (”Riksbyggen”)
The Swedish Association of Municipal Housing Companies (”SABO, Sveriges allmännyttiga bostadsföretag”)

Consultants

The Swedish Federation of Consulting Engineers and Architects (” Svenska Teknik&Designföretagen”)

Contractors

The Swedish Construction Federation (”Sveriges Byggindustrier”)
The Swedish Association of Plumbing and HVAC Contractors (”VVS-Företagen”)
The Swedish Electrical Contractor´s Association (”Elektriska Installatörsorganisationen, EIO”)
The Swedish Association of Air Handling (”Svensk Ventilation”)
The Association of Insulation Contractors of Sweden (”Isolerfirmornas Förening”)
Refrigerating Contractor´s Association (”Kylentreprenörernas Förening”)

Contact information

BKK
c/o Sofia Gunnarsson
Sveriges Byggindustrier
Box 5054
102 42 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 698 58 57
E-mail: sekreterare@foreningenbkk.se