The main purpose of the German Society of Construction Law is to maintain and bring forward the public and private construction law including all adjacent fields of law (in particular public procurement law and the law concerning architects and engineers both in the national and international area.
Therefore the Society is in close contact with legislative bodies, administrative authorities, local and regional courts as well as higher regional courts and – of course – the Federal Court of Justice. Universities and colleges (e.g. “Technische Universität Darmstadt”, “Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin”) are also networked to the German Society of Construction Law.
As an integral part of the Society the Institute for German and International Construction Law is located at and cooperated to the “Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin”. The Institute does mainly academic work and hosts annually – in collaboration with the “Technische Universität Darmstadt” (= technical university) – the “Berlin-Darmstädter Baurechts-Kolloquium” (= colloquium).
Besides overall 17 study-groups (e.g. for extrajudicial settlement, international construction law) support the German Society of Construction Law in achieving their common purpose of maintaining and bringing forward the public and private construction law. The Society as well as the study-groups organise about 15 different events and conferences / per annum. These events and conferences refer to several contemporary issues concerning the field of construction law.
The German Society of Construction Law has currently about 1.000 members (= November 2011). Members are both individuals like jurists (judges, lawyers, in-house counsel lawyers, university professors) or technicians and legal bodies like private companies or public institutions.