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KOUGA HOSTS NATIONAL BUILDING CONTROL OFFICERS CONVENTION

01 December 2022

KOUGA Municipality, in conjunction with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), hosted the 11th annual National Building Control Officers (BCO) Convention earlier this month – a first for the municipality.

Held at Cape St Francis under the theme “Our Building Future”, the convention was attended by more than 100 building control officers from various municipalities from across South Africa, as well as affected stakeholders and members from building and construction industries.

Kouga Municipality Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said, “The aim of the convention is to promote uniformity in the law relating to the construction of buildings in municipal jurisdictional areas and to ensure that municipalities adhere to the prescribed building standards.

“It, furthermore, enforces the maintenance of compulsory specifications in the interest of public health and safety, the protection of the environment, and the promotion of fair trade.”

According to Hendricks, the selection of the municipality to host the convention, can in part be attributed to the continued successful use of the fully electronic building plan submission process that continues to yield positive build environment and development results.

“This enables Registered Professionals (RPs) of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) from anywhere in the world to submit building plans in a fully electronic and paperless channel to the municipality,” he said.