Top SA construction regulatory bodies to sign a pioneering Memorandum
The NHBRC will assist SACPCMP to develop the requirements for the Building Inspectors professional qualification, accreditation and registration criteria and process. On a higher note, the NHBRC will provide the required resources, including finance and human capital to enable the SACPCMP to fulfil its responsibilities as defined in the MOU.
SACPCMP hosted the first exploratory meeting to discuss the viability of establishing a regulatory framework for Building Inspectors in October 2014, after there was a desire to have national building inspection standards that would need to be regulated through one of the Built Environment Professional Councils.
The participants included the Department of Public Works (DPW), National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), Institute of Building Inspectors of South Africa (IBISA), South African Council of the Architectural Professions (SACAP), South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and Department of Labour (DOL).
It was agreed that it is only through a regulatory framework for Building Inspectors that public safety and welfare, which is of paramount importance can be assured. Furthermore, that a regulatory framework had the potential to ensure competent and diligent inspections that will improve on the quality of build environment or construction.