Engineers eligible to work as Site Technical Officers on construction sites
Graduates with a BA in Construction Engineering from MCAST and graduate engineers from the University of Malta will be eligible to work as Site Technical Officers on construction sites.
Minister Ian Borg announced that this will be possible following amendments to the law which led to a reform in the building sector.
Announcing these amendments to the law, the Infrastructure Minister explained that with the amendments which become effective in the coming days, this is being done to increase safety on construction sites and to better safeguard third party property, as explained by Glen Schembri, an MCAST graduate in construction engineering.
“The STO is a role entrusted to a person whose duties will be between the architect and the client or developer, and who will be ensuring that the method statement is applied and followed through in a very serious manner by the developer.”
In a meeting with students who are studying for a BA in construction engineering at MCAST, Minister Borg said this was another step not just in favour of reform, which he added is bringing about important and responsible changes, but also in favour of youths who choose this profession.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market, Chris Agius, expressed his satisfaction with this collaboration with an educational institution like MCAST.