Verwaltungsrat ('Supervisory body')
The Verwaltungsrat ('Supervisory board') is one of the two bodies of the Institute. They decide on all fundamental affairs (promulgation of statutes, appointment of the president, determination of the budget, formation of Ausschüsse für Grundsatzfragen ('committees dealing with basic issues') and their composition, formation and staffing of Sachverständigenausschüsse ('expert committees'); however, it is also their responsibility to finance DIBt according to the Agreement. Representatives of all parties to the Agreement (Federal and Länder Government(s) are on the Verwaltungsrat ('Supervisory board'). At present Hamburg's representative – Mr Werner Koch, Freie Hansestadt Hamburg Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt – Amt für Bauordnung und Hochbau – is presiding over the committee.
The Verwaltungsrat ('Supervisory board') sets up and designates committees to support DIBt in fulfilling its tasks which are: Ausschüsse für Grundsatzfragen ('Committees dealing with basic issues') and expert committees.