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CoE participates in World Engineering Forum

During September, the Chamber participated in the World Engineering Forum 2012 held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event was organised by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). The main theme of the forum was Sustainable Construction for People. It was divided into four main sections: Cities and Urban Development, Sustainable Infrastructure, Green Buildings and Disaster/Risk Management. During the event the Chamber's delegation participated in WFEO's technical committee meetings on Disaster Risk Management, Information and Communications Technology and Engineering Capacity Building. It was also invited to participate in the 5th Presidents' meeting of European Engineering Organisations and in the WFEO Executive Council meeting as observer.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2012 19:29
 
FEANI shortlisted for European Public Award

FEANI has been nominated for the European Public Affairs Award under the category “Trade Organization/Professional Body of the Year”.

Winning such an award would strengthen FEANI’s visibility in the European areas. As a member of FEANI, the Chamber of Engineers would like to encourage members to support FEANI by voting here, for Trade Organisation/Professional Body of the Year.

The announcement of the winner will be made on 14th November 2012.

 
CoE participating in MCCAA Committee on National Standard for PV systems

The CoE has expressed its concern about the quality, reliability and safety of the PV installations being installed in Malta. Consequently it had commissioned Ing. Tony Muscat and Ing. Ray Vassallo to prepare a draft Code of Practice (COP), which would guide owners, engineers and installers on how these installations should be set up. The objective was that this COP would be forwarded to the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) for accreditation.

Subsequently, the Malta Resources Authority (MRA) circulated an electric circuit diagram of a recommended typical installation, also airing certain concerns about the protection of users and people who might be maintaining these systems.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2012 19:32
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Support the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards 2012

 

The Chamber of Engineers has recently launched the 11th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA). The MEEA are eagerly awaited by the Maltese engineering community every year. Last year we peaked an attendance of around 200 people. This year, the number is expected to be even higher. Moreover, we are pleased to note that over these past years the number of nominations received has been on the increase.

 

With the continuing economic crises in Europe, engineers are indispensable to support economic growth. The reason for this is that engineers are value adders, which is precisely what is need in the case of the current economic collapse. The local scenario is no different. The importance technology and engineers cannot therefore be over mentioned enough. Events such as the MEEA stimulate engineers to achieve and to add value to our economy.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 19:57
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CoE presents recommendations to Prime Minister and Opposition Leader

 

CoE meets Prime MinisterThe Chamber of Engineers recently met with both Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Leader of the Opposition Joseph Muscat during separate meetings, in order to present the Chamber’s recommendations for both parties’ electoral programmes.

Profession

The Chamber stated that The Engineering Act, which regulates the profession, needs updating to reflect today's circumstances. A Council sub-committee is working on a draft update of the Act. Salient points will include obligatory continuous professional development for engineers, professional indemnity insurance for all engineers and streamlining of the definition and duties of the engineer.

Engineers' supporting technicians should also be obliged to undergo continuous technical updating on the subject matter of their respective competences.

Regulation

The Chamber stated that engineers would be pleased to assist government and society at large to make the best use of technology in various areas. The Chamber believes that this can be achieved by regulating engineering systems. Such regulation should be in place at conceptual stages and not as an afterthought.

 

It was remarked that green technology schemes should be devised to not only benefit government to reach stipulated EU objectives, but should also better protect the consumer who is sometimes driven into buying technology which is not up to acceptable standard.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:19
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