Update of the building code and store design in Poland

The recent update of the Polish building code has introduced a new requirement. It states that the design of every renovation that has to be approved by fire expert needs to be submitted to the municipality in order to obtain formal building permit. The procedure can last a month at least. Currently all the designs submitted to mall management need to be approved by fire expert. As consequence- theoretically- all the designs now need to be approved by the local architecture department.