Draft amendments to Building Act proposed following quake

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-17
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Draft amendments to the Building Act that would require participation of third-6735911party expertise in different phrases of the construction of a building above a certain size will be submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval before making its way to the Legislature, Construction and Planning Agency (CPA) Director-General Hsu Wen-lung said on Wednesday.

The CPA has planned an amendment to Article 34 to require participation of a third-party professional body to assist the supervisory authorities in reviewing the design and structure of a building plan, Hsu said.

Amendments to Articles 56 and Article 70 were also drafted to require participation of third-party expertise in assisting authorities in inspecting the construction process of a building, a process to decide whether the construction can be continued, and in assessing whether the building is built according to its original design before the issuance of a service permit, respectively, Hsu added.     [FULL  STORY]

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