By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Draft amendments to the Building Act that would require participation of third-party 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]