‘Disputes within construction industry cause of untimely work comple

11Oct 2018
James Kandoya
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
‘Disputes within construction industry cause of untimely work comple

ARCHITECTS and Quantity Surveyors Board (AQSB) has said that disputes in the construction industry lead to untimely completion of projects and failure to know actual costs of the projects.

The AQRB acting Registrar Albert Munuo said in Dar es Salaam in the routine training for architects and quantity surveyors to discuss among other matters challenges and solutions of the sector.


“We have discussed number of conflicts likely to arise in the building sector and its cons. We have realised that the conflicts not only increased costs but also caused untimely finishing of the projects,” he said.


The architect mentioned some of the reasons as uncompleted documents including drawings and the owners failing to pay contractors and consultancy fees on time.


“Everyone has a role to play to end unnecessary conflicts adding that there is a need to take legal measures for those who will go against the regulations,” he insisted.


Munuo admitted that there was shortage of architects and quantity surveyors in the country, adding that currently only 1500 were registered making the demand to be high compared to supply.


AQRB has most of the time urged young girls and boys to take science subjects in order to pursue engineers, architects and quantity surveyors courses upon completion of their studies.


Munuo called on building companies to employ young male and women who had graduated in the similar courses so that they can acquire experiences in the courses taken.


About three months, it was reported that eleven Tanzanian engineers in the construction industry were in China for training on East Asia's ambitious initiative--One Belt, One Road.


The initiative aimed at linking 70 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa through a road network.


Along with them, a Chinese construction company in Tanzania, Group Six International Limited (GSIL), has funded five other public officers-one from each construction related authorities.


The deputy general manager of GSIL, Yi Xiaobo, said a contingent of 16 Tanzanians flew to China on June 12, this year, where they would receive training for one month.


The team included a total of 11 engineers and one officer from the Contractors Registration Board (CRB), Engineers Registration Board (ERB), Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB), Occupational Safety and Health Authority (Osha) and Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (Tarura).


 "Tanzania is among the nations that are part of the One Belt, One Road programme. We have committed more than 15 million/- to empower engineers to acquire more skills in China and learn more about the programme," he said.


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