Revision of Bogotá’s building code


Consultancy to the review team of the University of Los Andes in Bogota for the introduction of sustainability criteria in the City’s Building Code.


General data

Client: Faculty of Architecture of Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia / Promoter: Mayor’s Office of Bogotá DC / Location: Bogota metropolitan area / Work State: urban norms with environmental requirements incorporated, design and verification documents drafted and pending approval.


Work done

Environmental Advisory, as part of the remarkable international support committee, to the review team of the University of Los Andes, for the evaluation of the technical relevance of the building codes of the construction code of the city of Bogotá D.C. (Agreement 20 of 1995) and a proposal of updating that considers its incidence in the scenario of the sustainable construction.


Environmental results

The advice is part of an initial phase in which the following works were carried out: a) analysis of the state of the art, b) diagnosis and e) definition of the conceptual framework that will serve as a reference for the following phases of work, which are intended incorporate the specific criteria and recommendations related to each of the environmental vectors (energy, water, materials and waste).


More information

Contact: Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.


Photography source


Edificación, Renovation, Terciario