Advisory Board

BICC Advisory Council (BICC)

The BICC was set up on the 3rd November 1997 by Parliamentary Resolution 74 of the same year.   Its objectives are to provide a forum to discuss the problems and issues related to the building construction sector, and to advise the Government and the private sector on ways for upgrading and monitoring the building industry. 

BICC is also committed to stimulate research and to develop activities important to Malta’s economic and ecological features.

The BICC forum consists of 25 stakeholders within the sector.  There are members who are Regulators, Educational Institutions, Employers, Workers’ representatives through unions, Developers, Financial Institutions, and the Professionals.

To function better the BICC has 5 Working Groups which are: Education, Training, Classification and Registration;  Property Market;  Regeneration of Property;  Research and Innovation; and Building Regulations and EU Directives; each working group has its own coordinator.  Besides there are other as-hoc committees such as the Eurocode Technical Team, The Skill-Card team; and the Comfort in the home team.

 

Advisory Board

Operators:

General Retailers Traders Union (GRTU),
Federation of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (FOBC),
Government Property Division (GPD),
Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry (MCCEI),
Federation of Estate Agents (FEA),
Malta Development Association (MDA),
Housing Authority (HA)
Works Department (WD)
 
Professionals:
Chamber of Engineers (COE),
Kamra tal-Periti (KTP),
Chamber of Planners (COP)
 
Educational Institutions:
Institute for Building & Construction (MCAST),
Employment and Training Corporation (ETC),
Faculty of the Built Environment,
 
Finance Institutions:
Malta Insurance Association (MIA),
Central Bank of Malta (CBM),
 
Works Representatives:
Forum Unions Maltin (FOR.U.M),
General Workers Union (GWU),
Union Haddiema Maghqudin (UHM)
 
Regulators:
Malta Environment & Planning Authority (MEPA),
Malta Resources Authority (MRA)
Ministry for Energy and Health (MEH),
Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA),
Building Regulation Office (BRO)
 
Guest Stakeholders: 
Institute of Sustainable Built Environment (iSBE),
Malta Business Network (MBN)