INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS OF KENYA CONFERENCE 8TH TO 10TH MAY 2013 TOM MBOYA LABOUR COLLEGE – KISUMU “DEVELOPMENT IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY” – THE NCA MANDATE Presenter : Arch. Daniel O. Manduku Executive Director National Construction Authority www.nca.go.ke NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND POLICY The Kenya Vision 2030 construction of infrastructure (roads, power, dams, buildings, health centres, schools, etc) major enabler to the realization of the vision. The three pillars of the Vision 2030 Economic, social and political pillar anchored on improvement of infrastructure nationally and the adjoining countries of the Great Lakes. THE SOCIAL PILLAR Consists of a number of flagship projects in all sectors which are large scale public projects to trigger further development. The unsuccessful completion of these construction projects is a major drawback to realization of the Vision 2030 programme. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY STATISTICS 2nd fastest growing sector of the economy at 16% annual growth 2010/2011. Employs about 18% of the work force all over the county. The sector impacts all other sectors and directly influences lives of all Kenyans. These means that all construction (public/private)must be well- managed and funded to realize our development objectives. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY : CHALLENGES Despite the significant impact that this industry has had on economic growth in the country the following major challenges have in the past plagued the industry thus compromising the realization of its fullest potential: Weak regulatory framework and enforcement regime for construction industry professionals leading to the activity of quacks, professional misconduct in many forms and other unethical practices. Archaic laws regulating the professions which had completely ignored and become irrelevant to changing industry dynamics, educational systems, technological advancements and evolution of new industry professions. CHALLENGES CONT’D Lack of capacity of the local contractors, making them incapable of competing with foreign owned companies for major construction both local and regional. The fragmented nature of the industry with regard to registration and regulation of contractors leading to inefficient monitoring of performance. The challenge to consistently maintain high ethical and professional standards caused in part by lack of legal framework for regulation of contractors and weak enforcement regime for standards in the industry. Lack of well coordinated purpose-driven training for the industry to ensure constant human development. CHALLENGES CONT’D Inadequate and uncoordinated research in construction industry, poor dissemination and uptake of research findings. Underdevelopment in other factors of production for the construction industry namely access to capital, equipment and related technology. CONSEQUENCES Contributed to the undesirable phenomenon of : • poorly developed infrastructure, • collapsed buildings, • Stalled projects, • Endemic corruption in the sector. Construction has been the sector with easy penetration by the least qualified. NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY: MANDATE: Enacted December, 2011: Inaugurated 8th June, 2013 • Promote and stimulate the development, improvement and expansion of the construction industry; • Advise and make recommendations to the minister on matters affecting or connected with the construction industry; • Undertake or commission research into any matter relating to the construction industry. • Prescribe the qualification or other attributes required for registration; • Assist in the exportation of construction services connected to the construction industry; • Provide consultancy and advisory services with respect to the construction industry. MANDATE CONT’D Encourage the standardization and improvement of construction techniques and materials; Promote and ensure quality assurance in the construction industry; Initiate and maintain a construction industry information system; Provide, promote, review and co-ordinate training programmes organized by public and private accredited training centres for skilled construction workers and construction site supervisors; Accredit and register contractors and regulate their professional undertakings; Accredit and certify skilled construction workers and construction site supervisors; Develop and publish a code of conduct for the construction industry NCA ACTIVITIES ACTIVITY I. REGISTRATION OF CONTRACTORS Achievements: (a) 8624 Contractors trained and sensitized on the NCA Act and Regulations. (b) Contacts for the Contractors obtained. (c) Preparations underway for the 3rd Contractors Conference in June, 2013. Goals : (a) To issue the 1st register of Contractors by 30th June, 2013 (b) To publish and issue a directory of Contractors by 4th July, 2013. ACTIVITY 2: REGULATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Sub-Activity1: To bring together all regulators in the construction industry. (EBK, IEK, BORAQS, IQSK/AAK, NEMA, KEBS, Govt. Ministries and relevant State Corporations). Sub – Activity 2: To draw up list of all requirements for proper regulation of the construction industry (drawn from objectives (g), (h), (i) and (m). Sub – Activity 3: To collate existing tools and prepare further tools necessary for proper regulation of the Construction industry. Sub – Activity 4: To initiate establishment of a regulators policy framework for enforcement of standards in the Construction industry. Sub – Activity 5: To initiate the preparation of a Code of Conduct for the Construction Industry. Goal: Strategy meeting for the regulators proposed 6/7th June, 2013. ACTIVITY 3: TRAINING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Sub – Activity 1: Indentify service providers for training in the construction industry (Universities, Polytechnics, Technical Training Institutes etc) Sub – Activity 2: Identify all facilitators of training in the construction industry (banking, insurance, material manufacturers, PPOA, KRA, NSSF, Professional Associations). Sub – Activity 3: identify all beneficiaries of training in the Construction industry through Contractors Federations, Construction Workers Unions and Welfare Associations, Institute of Clerks of Works of Kenya etc. Sub – Activity 4: Discuss and propose a strategy for coordination of training for Construction industry including regular programme for accredited training for contractors and construction workers. Goal: to call a strategy meeting for stakeholders in August/September, 2013. ACTIVITY 4: RESEARCH IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Sub – Activity 1: identify all research organizations connected with the construction industry (Universities, Polytechnics, multi-national organizations, private foundations) Sub – Activity 2: Commission baseline survey to identify knowledge and skills gaps in the construction industry to set out research needs. Sub – Activity 3: Discuss and propose a strategy for coordination of research and effective dissemination of research findings in the construction industry. Goal: To call a strategy meeting for stakeholders in October/November, 2013. I.E.K • • • • • • – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NCA Overseeing the largest sectors in construction – roads, water and irrigation, energy etc. Conduct training with other professional organizations (IQSK, AAK, ETC) note IQSK trains about 1,000 contractors annually. A combined programme will enhance value and numbers!! Regulation, enforcement and standards, compliance with code of conduct. Ensure payment of national construction levy on all contracts managed. Ensure that employers contract only registered persons to carry out construction Ensure that contractors use only accredited skilled construction workers and site supervisors. THANK YOU!!