The construction include "Buildings" and the "Civil engineering".




Are classified according to the main use "Residential" and "Non residential" buildings. The "non residential" buildings includes; hotels, wholesale and retail trade buildings, industrial buildings, other buildings.


The "Civil engineering" include.


Transport infrastructure, pipelines, communications and electricity lines, complex constructions on industrial sites, other civil engineering works.


Commercial buildings includes:

Shopping center, shopping malls, department stores, detached shops and boutiques, halls used for fairs, auctions and exhibition, indoor markets, service stations, hotels, garage, bank, pharmacy, cinema, motel, restaurant, casino, etc. This class excludes shops in buildings mainly used for other purposes.


Building installation


This activity include;

The installation of all kind of utilities that do the construction function as such. Included are activities such as plumbing, installation of heating and air-conditioning systems, antennas, sprinkler systems, elevators and escalators, the installation of illumination and signaling systems for roads, railways, airports, harbors etc.


Building completion


This activity  includes many different activities that contribute to the completion or finishing of a construction such as glazing, plastering, painting and decorating, floor and wall tiling or covering with other materials like parquet, carpets, wallpaper, cleaning of the exterior etc.



Constructions are items connected with the ground which are made of construction material and components, for which construction work is carried out. In this respect, the preparation of soil, planting or sowing etc. horticultural purposes are not regarded as constructions.
Buildings are roofed structures which can be used separately, have been built for permanent purposes, can be entered by persons and are suitable or intended for protecting persons, animals or objects. Buildings do not necessary need walls. It is sufficient for them to have a roof, but there must be a decoration which constitutes the individual character of ht building to be used separately .
The overall useful floor area
Includes areas used for the same purpose as the building, irrespective of their position within the construction;


  • Construction areas ( areas of demarcation components, supports, columns, pillars, etc,)
  • Functional areas for ancillary use  ( areas occupied by heating and air conditioning installations, or power generations.)
  • Thoroughfares ( areas of stairwells, lifts, escalators)




The person or organism for whom the building was constructed. It does not mention by whom the building was constructed.


Data Sources


The data are collect by the permits of construction by the Statistical Office in districts


Based on Urban Law  No 7693 date 06.04.1993, each subject that request a permition for constructing an object is obliged to got permition issue from local governement (Urbanistics offices). In cooperation wiht regional offices and urban offices near the local gorvernment INSTAT have been able to provide all documentation needed for providing the statistics related to permition issue for buidings and civil enginering work.  Those statiscs are part of Official Statics Programme and include quarter information about the number of building permits and surface, as well as and approximation value of building permits issue and civil enginering permit issue.
The objects are clasified by Europian constraction clasification.

The data about the materia used for constructing dwelling and buildings, year of construction, number rural and urban buildings, etc are getting from Population and Houses Census 2001.