Norwegian Association of Municipal Engineers

Norsk Kommunalteknisk Forening (NKF) / Norwegian Association of Municipal Engineers is an association for municipal infrastructure, plannning, building, and building control. The organizaation is working for sharing knowledge for a better society.

The Norwegian Association of Municipal Engineers (founded 1907) strives for the total and sustainable development of the municipal sector, with particular emphasis on technology, infrastructure, the environment, and competence.

The municipal engineering professional field is considered to include the following areas: administration and management, waste and recycling, buildings and properties, fire, safety and emergency preparedness, building permit issuance, physical planning, the outdoor environment, park and sports facilities, mapping and geodata, water and waste water, and roads and transport.

Being a member of NKF provides you and your employer with access to opportunities for professional updating and follow up within all the municipal engineering fields. You will receive the magazine Kommunalteknikk (4 issues a year) and newsletters and you will be entitled to member discounts for courses, seminars, topic booklets and admittance to the Miljø & Teknikk trade fair. The majority of our members are municipal engineering organizations. However, many of our members are also consultants and suppliers of goods and services. NKF is open to all interested in municipal engineering.

NKF is lead by a board in which there is wide georaphical and professional representation.

The day to day work is handled by the organizations administration, consisting of 9 employees including CEO.

Professional forums
NKF has county divisions which primarily act as professional forum for the engineering organizations in municipalities. The county divisions organize professional conferences/meetings which primarily aim to provide members with opportunities for professional development through experience exchange and through contact and cooperation between municipalities.

NKF has organised and established professional forum in which the following are chairpersons:

  • Building permit and control
  • Physical planning
  • Public buildings and properties
  • Roads and transport

NKF’s professional forums arrange meetings of small groups of professionals from municipalities, who are particularly interested in development within a specific professional field, in a network. The network groups primarily work with the development of the group member’s competence and organization. Each network group has 2-4 meetings a year and 850 municipal divisions are currently active in a network.