About

Last updated 24/10/2019
The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is an authority under the Ministry of Transport and Housing, with approximately 560 employees.

Organisation

Last updated 24/10/2019
The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is an authority under the Ministry of Transport and Housing, with approximately 560 employees.

The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is organized with an Executive Management Board, Executive Management Secretariat, four sectoral centres, the Danish Road Safety Agency and Bornholm Airport.

Director

Carsten Falk Hansen

Executive Management Board

The role of the executive management board is to determine the overall strategy and to establish and manage relationships and integrated policies within the Authority.

The Executive Management Board members:

  • Carsten Falk Hansen, Director
  • Lise Aaen Kobberholm, Deputy Director General
  • Kåre Clemmesen, Deputy Director General
  • Lars Colding Laustrup, Deputy Director General
  • Stefan Søsted, Deputy Director General

Departments and offices

Last updated 24/10/2019
The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is organized with an Executive Management Board and three sectoral departments, the Danish Road Safety Agency and Bornholm Airport.

Departments and offices

Aviation and Railway Safety

The Department of Aviation and Railway Safety consists of six offices.

Aviation

The department’s four offices for Aviation are responsible for:

 

  • Regulatory, approval and supervision tasks within the aviation infrastructure
  • Regulatory, approval and supervisory tasks vis-à-vis airline companies and aviation operations.
  • Regulatory, approval and supervisory tasks vis-à-vis workshops, airworthiness, aircraft and drones.
  • Regulation and supervision of airfields, heliports and aviation obstacles.
  • Health approvals for pilots and air traffic controllers.
  • Work environment and certification of individuals.
  • Regulation, approval and supervision vis-à-vis aviation schools and training organisations, and theoretical and practical tests.
  • Incident analysis.
  • Regulation and supervision of aviation security.
  • Cyber security within the aviation sector and the transport sector in general.
  • Maritime security for ports and port facilities.
  • Coordination of the department’s role in the context of the transport sector’s emergency response tasks.

 

Railway and Market

The department’s two offices for Railway and Market are responsible for:


  • Regulatory, approval and supervision tasks in the rail sector in relation to the safety of urban railways (infrastructure managers, operators, railway companies, operating and traffic regulations, rolling stock and infrastructure).
  • Regulatory, approval and supervision tasks in the rail sector in relation to conventional railways (infrastructure managers, operators, railway undertakings, operating and traffic regulations, rollingstock and infrastructure).
  • Traffic agreements, tariffs and fair competition, and passenger rights in the aviation sector.
  • Regulation and supervision of the postal sector.

Housing, Construction, Planning and Climate

The Department of Housing, Construction, Planning and Climate consists of four offices.

Housing

The department’s two housing offices are responsible for:


  • The development of a varied housing market.
  • Promoting housing for special groups, young people, the elderly, the physically handicapped, the homeless and other groups with special housing needs.
  • Analyses, housing budget and statistics.
  • Growth and development of areas and cities with a focus on renewal, safe urban spaces and environments.
  • Authority responsibility for housing for the elderly, council housing, student and youth housing, independent housingm private rental and urban renewal etc.
  • Financing the non-profit housing sector.

 

Construction

The Construction office is responsible for:


  • Building law, building regulations etc. and regulatory initiatives to support an efficient construction industry.
  • Digitalisation and productivity in the construction sector.
  • Sustainability, health and safety, creating a framework for safe, healthy and competitive Danish construction, including the structure, fire ssafety, indoor climate, energy efficiency and climate adaptation of buildings.

 

Planning and Climate

The Planning and Climate office is responsible for the following:


  • Sector monitoring and service tasks to promote cohesive public transport.
  • Drawing up analyses and traffic plans, administration of bus pools and statistical analyses of public transport and other modes of transport.
  • Authority tasks in the areas of ports, EIA and airport expansion.
  • Interdisciplinary climate-related tasks.

The Danish Road Safety and Transport Agency

The Danish Road Safety and Transport Agency is part of the Danish Traffic, Construction and Housing Authority, but is physically located in Ribe. The Agency has approximately 140 employees and consists of three offices.

The Agency’s principal tasks are:


  • To ensure green, safe transport on the roads.
  • To develop technical and environmental regulations for vehicles.
  • Regulatory, approval and supervision tasks in both the road and driver’s licence area, the car inspection market and the haulage area (bus, freight and taxi).
  • To carry out company inspection of heavy vehicles with a focus on driving and rest time.

Resources and Staff

The Resources and Staff department consists of four offices: Finance, Production and Analysis, IT and Staff.
In terms of organisation, operation of Bornholm Airport and secretarial services for the Danish Rail Regulatory Body are located in the department.

Finance

The Authroity’s Finance office is responsible for:


  • Budget and accounts
  • Internal service
  • Secretariat services for the Danish Rail Regulatory Body and taxation commissions.

 

Production and Analysis

The Authroity’s Production and Analysis office is responsible for:


  • The budget and annual report
  • Management information and analysis
  • Objective review
  • Case management

 

IT

The Authroity’s IT office is responsible for:


  • IT operations
  • IT development

 

Staff

  • Management and ministerial services and communication
  • HR
  • Legal advice and quality control