The period for renewing the Annual Practicing Licenses for contractors has commenced.
The renewal, which applies to all registered contractors, commenced on 1st June 2020 and will run for 30 days, until 30th June 2020. The licenses issued will be valid for the financial year 2020/2021.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic which caused a disruption of regular business processes, the requirement for continuous professional development (CPRead More
The Board of Directors of the National Construction Authority on Monday, 8th October 2019 met the recently appointed Public Works Principal Secretary Major General (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS, at his offices in the Works Building.
The team, led by Vice Chairperson Prof. Godrick Bulitia, was comprised of Qs. David Gaitho, Ms. Susan Karanja, Eng. Stephen Kogi, Mr. Kirpal Suri, Arch. Mackenzie Kiilu, Eng. Jane Mutilili, Arch. Jackson Kafuna and Ms. Elizabeth Mvoi. NCA Executive Director Eng. Maurice AkecRead More
The National Construction Authority has appointed Eng. Maurice Akech as the Executive Director and Registrar of Contractors effective 27th September 2019, for a period of four years following a competitive process that attracted scores of highly qualified industry professionals.
Eng. Akech, who has been acRead More
The absence of a comprehensive construction standards especially in the informal sector continues to inhibit industry growth. This has led to use of inappropriate construction material, poor quality of construction works associated with poor workmanship, use of substandard materials, inadequate enforcement of standards and regulations and poor practises with regard to safety and health.
As a key player, in the delivery of Affordable Housing Programme, a major pillar in the Big 4 Agenda, the National Construction AuthRead More
NCA Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech met Director of Public Prosecutions Mr. Noordin Haji on Monday, 13th July 2020.
Mr. Haji, who was joined by the Secretary of Public Prosecutions Mrs. Dorcas Oduor, received Eng. Akech and his team at his Upper Hill office to discuss collaborations as applied to enforcement in the construction industry.
Eng. Akech was accompanied by Qs. Susan Rutto, the General Manager, Registration and Compliance, Samson LukRead More
The National Construction Authority conducted quality assurance exercises at different sites in Nairobi on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
The site inspections were conducted by three quality assurance teams from the Authority’s Nairobi Regional office in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, Madaraka, Nairobi West, Ngumo and South C areas. They inspected a total of thirty six (36) sites. Of the sites inspected twenty (20) were found to be non-compliant and were therefore suspended.
The period for the renewal of Annual Practicing Licenses for contractors that began on 1st June 2020 has been extended to 31st July, 2020.
It was initially scheduled to end on 30th June, 2020, but the Authority has seen fit to grant contractors more time to carry out this process in order to encourage their compliance. The licenses issued will be for the new government financial year 2020/2021.
Further, a waiver has been granted butRead More
On 4th May 2020, the National Construction Authority convened an online consultative meeting with various professional bodies and contractor associations to discuss the challenges contractors have been facing during this COVID-19 pandemic as well as possible short, mid and long term solutions.
The bodies represented included: Roads and Civil Engineering Contractors Association (RACECA), Kenya Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (KARead More
The Cabinet Secretary for Transport , Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works James W. Macharia vide Gazette Notice no. 2163 appointed Qs. David Mwangi Gaitho to be the Chairperson of the Board of the National Construction Authority, for a period of three years with effect from 20th January, 2020.
Qs. Gaitho has previously served on the Board as a representative of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK). He iRead More
Public Works Principal Secretary Dr. Rtd. Major General Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS joined the National Construction Authority Board for a special meeting to chart a conclusive way forward with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Authority has been following the various directives issued by the Government with a view to ensuring that staff and clients are kept informed and safe.
In furtherance of the directive issued by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday 15Read More
The National Construction Authority was part of a delegation led by Eastern Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru that inspected the Isiolo International Airport on Thursday, 20th February.
The teRead More
NCA Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech on 30th January 2020 oversaw the launch of the 2019/2020 financial year CPD & CTD training program at the Boma Inn Hotel in Nyeri. The Theme of the training was "THE BIG FOUR AGENDA IN CONSTRUCTION: Opportunities for Contractors" and a total of 155 contractors were in attendance. Also present during the event were NCA board members, representatives from the state departments of Crop Production & Agriculture, Industrialization, Housing & Urban Management and the Nyeri County Directors of Housing and Health respectively. National ConstructionRead More
The National Construction Authority, in an effort to improve service delivery, has revised the project registration timelines in order to ease the process and hasten the issuance of a compliance certificate as part of construction permitting. The revised timelines are also in line with the Government’s initiative to improve Kenya’s position in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business index. Construction projects make up one of the Authority’s three professional registers, the other two being the contractors and construction workers registers. Previously, the project registration process toRead More