International Collaboration

Nordic Building Day (NBD)

 Nordic Building Day (NBD)/ Nordic Building Forum is a Nordic collaboration platform for housing and construction issues. NBD organises conferences with lectures, exhibitions, field trips and opportunities to meet other professionals. The five Nordic countries have taken turns in organising Nordic Building Day since the start in 1927. The management is put together out of NBD management representatives from each country. Icelandic NBD members/sponsors are government agencies, companies and organisations within housing, construction and city planning. NBD‘s biggest undertaking is to organise Nordic Building Day. The last time it was held was in september 2011 in Helsinki. The last time Iceland hosted the conference was in 2005.

Nordisk Kontakt om Statsbygninger (NKS)

 Nordisk Kontakt om Statsbygninger (NKS) is a collaboration platform between FSR and its corresponding Nordic agencies. Every second year there is a big meeting with representatives from all agencies, the other years solely the five directors meet. Discussed within this network are issues like setup, registration and management of public properties, public-private partnerships, selection of consultants, interaction with media, use of information technology and various challenges within building technology.

Nordisk Kontakt om Utrikesbyggeri (NKU)

 Both FSR and the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs are members of NKU (Nordisk Kontakt om Utrikesbyggeri). NKU is a Nordic collaboration platform for exchanging experiences regarding public construction abroad for Foreign Ministries. Meetings are held yearly. The five Nordic countries take turn in hosting the meetings and the last time the meeting was held in Reykjavik was in 2006.

International Cooperation in Project Management

FSR paticipates in events organised by the Project Management Association of Iceland (is. Verkefnastjórnunarfélag Íslands), International Project Management Association (IPMA) and Network of Nordic Project Management Associations (NORDNET).