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OAI & its members

Ordre des Architectes  et des Ingénieurs-Conseils Grand-Duché du Luxembourg

The Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers official mission, established by Luxembourgish law, is to guarantee the application of the rights and duties specifically linked to public interests covered by the 5 OAI professions

  • architects
  • interior architects
  • consulting engineers
  • urban designers and master planners
  • landscape architects / landscape engineers.

It is compulsory for each of these professionals, whether a natural or legal person, who wants to exercise his profession on an independent basis in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, to be registered with this organisation.

3 OAI MISSIONS : LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL, CULTURAL.

Beyond its missions as a legal body, as a professional organisation and as an institution of public interest, the OAI enhances the real dimension of its members’ work at an economic, 
social, artistic and cultural level, to attain a sustainable, smart and high quality living environment.

The OAI is affiliated with numerous international organisations: UIA, ACE, FIDIC, EFCA, ENACA, Euroka,….

SERVICES OF OAI MEMBERS: «DESIGN FIRST, BUILD SMART»

Professional, independent, integrated and detailed design is the best way to guarantee added value to building.

Construction must avoid becoming just an ordinary industrial and commercial process. It is of tremendous importance to establish with the client the right standards of quality from the beginning of each project.

OAI members provide creative, functional and economic planning, coordination and supervision of building projects.

Having a close relationship with the client enables OAI members to customise the construction to his specific needs. They develop the project within the available budget and they are 
ready to follow the “Life Cycle Cost” and circular economy principles.

OAI members work in a stage by stage process: feasibility studies and design of the project, legal requirements, call for tenders and analysis of contractors’ and craftsmen’s quotations, 
control of the building site and deadlines, as well as control of the quality of execution, assistance to work acceptance.

ADDED VALUE OFFERED BY OAI MEMBERS

It is rare to gather the 5 OAI professions in one single professional body. This facilitates managing and integrating task force teams thus satisfying the client’s needs with accuracy and to the highest standards.

Luxembourg is situated in the heart of Europe and at the crossroad of multilingual cultures. This has a positive influence on creativity, technical know-how and on innovation through interregional and international exchanges. The formation of polyglot and multicultural teams is thus promoted. These influences result in a construction identity specific to the country.

This situation is enhanced by the fact that on one hand office’s staff attended university mainly abroad, which increased their ability to adapt to foreign markets, and on the other hand, international clients have, more and more, developed ambitious projects locally.

MEMBERSHIP OAI = QUALITY LABEL

The essence of the 5 OAI professions is such as follows:

  • qualification, competence, expertise, creativity and inventiveness,
  • guaranteeing independence and ethics,
  • assuming decennial and biennial responsibilities,
  • the obligation of taking insurance policies that cover these risks,
  • avoiding conflicts of interest by renouncing to any  commercial activity,
  • defending public interest and interests of clients and users.

DOCUMENTATION ON OAI MEMBERS

 

REGISTERED OBLIGATORY MEMBERS (03/2017)  
ARCHITECTS OFFICES 613
- head office in Luxembourg 484
- head office abroad 129
INTERIOR ARCHITECTS OFFICES 33
CONSULTING ENGINEERS OFFICES 232
- head office in Luxembourg 185
- head office abroad 47
URBAN DESIGNERS AND MASTER PLANNERS / OFFICES 161
- Head office in Luxembourg 160
- Head office abroad 1
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS / ENGINEERS OFFICES 9
- Head office in Luxembourg 6
- Head office abroad 3

MANPOWER 
(head office in Luxembourg)

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