Negligent engineers to be banned

Engineers guilty of professional negligence will face a ban as well as consequences under the law, the Myanmar Engineering Council has announced. MEC assistant secretary U Aung Myint told The Myanmar Times that officials would investigate any accident that occurred on a building site and would be prepared to take action if the certified site […]

Safety, quality still concerns in high-rise construction

Yangon is getting taller, but the work is not always being done well. An unprecedented Yangon building boom began in 2012, though builders still have trouble finding skilled specialists needed to ensure construction is done properly. The Committee for Quality Control for High-rise Building Projects (CQHP) is responsible for oversight of buildings over 12 storeys. […]

Building code changes still pending

A number of amendments to Myanmar’s National Building Code are still pending approval, as the existing rules are deemed unsuitable for high-rise developments. A group of experts has drawn up a bill of additional amendments, which was completed in July and has been submitted to the Ministry of Construction (MoC), according to U Khin Maung […]